Introduction to Energy Systems Modelling

  title={Introduction to Energy Systems Modelling},
  author={Andrea Herbst and Felipe Andr{\'e}s Toro and Felix Reitze and Eberhard Jochem},
  journal={Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics},
SummaryThe energy demand and supply projections of the Swiss government funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and carried out by a consortium of institutes and consulting companies are based on two types of energy models: macroeconomic general equilibrium models and bottom-up models for each sector. While the macroeconomic models are used to deliver the economic, demographic and policy framework conditions as well as the macroeconomic impacts of particular scenarios, the bottom-up models… 

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