Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CSIRO Energy Sector Model Explained

Dr Luke Reedman (CSIRO) will speak on "The Energy Sector Model" at the Australian National University, in Canberra, 6pm 21 September 2011.

The Energy Sector Model

Dr Luke Reedman (CSIRO)


DATE: 2011-09-21
TIME: 18:00:00 - 19:00:00
LOCATION: Access Grid Room, Baume Lecture Theatre, Peter Baume Building, Australian National University, Canberra
CONTACT: Phil.Kilby@nicta.com.au

Luke will present on the development of CSIRO's Energy Sector Model (ESM). ESM is a techno-economic bottom-up model of the Australian energy sector. It integrates the centralised and decentralised electricity generation sector and the transport sector in a single modelling package. ESM can be used to predict and understand major technological and market changes in the way Australia produces and uses energy. ESM can determine the impact of various potential future events, policies and technology breakthroughs on:

* the uptake of new technologies in electricity generation and road transport * the contribution of the energy sector to greenhouse gas emissions or, alternatively, the price of carbon needed to reach a particular greenhouse gas emission reduction path * the price of electricity in the wholesale market as well as for households and businesses * the costs of road transport per kilometre for individuals and businesses.

ESM is primarily an linear programming model. Luke will discuss how this model has developed, some of the challenges along the way, as well as touch on some possible future directions.

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