Keywords

PortableDyme model building framework; integrated modeling approach; participatory modeling; scenario analysis.

Location

Session A4: Modelling for Low Carbon Economies

Start Date

13-7-2016 3:20 PM

End Date

13-7-2016 4:10 PM

Abstract

E3 models are environmentally extended economic models. They are extensively used for impact assessment of energy, climate and resource policies at national and international level. E3 models have proven to be suitable tools for quantifying effects on the economy, environment and energy system. Usually, the structure and documentation of such models are only accessible by the model builders. They are facing the allegation to be a "black box" meaning that only their creators are able to operate and fully understand the model system. Decision makers are often only engaged at the end of the model building process to discuss the outcome of the model. Participatory modeling is rather limited. PortableDyme is a complete model building framework: it includes all tools (data processing routines, regression software, evaluation tools) that are necessary for building and applying a sophisticated E3 model. Additionally, it comes with a fully documented, extensible, pre- structured model which allows for engaging policy makers and field experts at each stage of the model building process. The framework is a "white box": It contains the full source code for both the model runtime and the generic model. E3.pt is an adoption of the generic economic PortableDyme model for Portugal. It covers the economy, environment and the energy system (so-called E3 model).

 
Jul 13th, 3:20 PM Jul 13th, 4:10 PM

E3.pt – An E3 PortableDyme Model for Portugal

Session A4: Modelling for Low Carbon Economies

E3 models are environmentally extended economic models. They are extensively used for impact assessment of energy, climate and resource policies at national and international level. E3 models have proven to be suitable tools for quantifying effects on the economy, environment and energy system. Usually, the structure and documentation of such models are only accessible by the model builders. They are facing the allegation to be a "black box" meaning that only their creators are able to operate and fully understand the model system. Decision makers are often only engaged at the end of the model building process to discuss the outcome of the model. Participatory modeling is rather limited. PortableDyme is a complete model building framework: it includes all tools (data processing routines, regression software, evaluation tools) that are necessary for building and applying a sophisticated E3 model. Additionally, it comes with a fully documented, extensible, pre- structured model which allows for engaging policy makers and field experts at each stage of the model building process. The framework is a "white box": It contains the full source code for both the model runtime and the generic model. E3.pt is an adoption of the generic economic PortableDyme model for Portugal. It covers the economy, environment and the energy system (so-called E3 model).