Discussion Paper No . 06-007 Combining Top-Down and Bottom-up in Energy Policy Analysis : A Decomposition Approach

  title={Discussion Paper No . 06-007 Combining Top-Down and Bottom-up in Energy Policy Analysis : A Decomposition Approach},
  author={Christoph B{\"o}hringer and Thomas F. Rutherford},
The formulation of market equilibrium problems as mixed complementarity problems (MCP) permits integration of bottom-up programming models of the energy system into top-down general equilibrium models of the overall economy. Despite the coherence and logical appeal of the integrated MCP approach, implementation cost and dimensionality both impose limitations on its practical application. A complementarity representation involves both primal and dual relationships, often doubling the number of… CONTINUE READING


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