Models Within Models - Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation in Energy Systems Analysis

  title={Models Within Models - Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation in Energy Systems Analysis},
  author={Martin Klein and Ulrich J. Frey and Matthias Reeg},
  journal={J. Artif. Soc. Soc. Simul.},
This paper tries to show the various roles agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS) can play in technology and policy assessment of energy systems. We examine the advantages of ABMS methods using three case studies of electricity market models as example (AMIRIS, EMLab-Generation and PowerACE). In particular, we argue why ABMS might serve as framework for many future energy system models that integrate many different algorithms. We then discuss practical and theoretical problems in the… 

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