The Energy Policy and Modelling Group hosted an IEA-ETSAP funded international workshop on methodologies linking energy systems and economic models. The purpose of this workshop is to exchange experiences (methodologies and applications) on integrating energy systems models (with a particular focus on MARKAL and TIMES models) with economic models (with a particular focus on input-output and CGE models). The objective is to improve methodologies for providing feedback from energy systems model results to the economic drivers and for determining the economic impacts of different energy scenarios. The workshop took place the 4-5 February 2014. The agenda and delivered presentations are available for download below.

Session 1 – Chair: Dr. Brian Ó’Gallachóir

Policy Experiences and Future Requirements of Hybrid Energy-Economic Modelling - S1.1 Neil Strachan

Neil Strachan, Matthew Winning.

UCL Energy Institute.


Coupling a Computable General Equilibrium Model with a Bottom‐Up model: Lessons from GEMINI‐E3 experiments - S1.2 Marc Vielle

Marc Vielle.

REME, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.


Reconciling top-down and bottom-up energy/economy models: a case of TIAM-FR and IMACLIM-R - S1.3 Sandrine Sellosse

Assoumou Edi, Ghersi Frédéric, Hourcade Jean-Charles, Li Jun, Maïzi Nadia and Selosse Sandrine.

MINES ParisTech, France, CIRED, France.


Session 2  – Chair: Prof Neil Strachan

Developing an economy feedback mechanism with the Irish TIMES model - S2.1 John FitzGerald

John FitzGerald, John Curtis.

Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland.


Integrated technological economic modelling platform for energy and climate policy analysis - S2.2 Patricia Fortes

Fortes, P., Pereira, R., Pereira, A., Seixas, J.

CENSE, University of Lisbon, Portugal.


Economywide Implications of Detailed Energy Build Plans for South Africa - S2.3 Bruno Merven

Channing Arndt, Rob Davies, Konstantin Makrelov, Bruno Merven, Faaiqa Salie, and James Thurlow.

World Institute for Development Economics Research, United Nations University, Finland.

Economic Policy, National Treasury of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.

Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).


Future energy consumption, emissions and mitigation costs in East, Central and West China: Insights from soft-linking two global energy models - S2.4 Peggy Mischke

Hancheng Dai, Peggy Mischke*, Xuxuan Xie, Toshihiko Masui.

NIES, Japan. DTU, Denmark. ERI, China. 


Session 3  – Chair: Bruno Merven

 Challenges in soft-linking: The case of EMEC and TIMES-Sweden - S3.1 Anna Krook Riekkola

Anna Krook Riekkola, Charlotte Berg, Erik O. Ahlgren and Patrik Söderholm.

Luleå University of Technology, Economics Unit, Sweden.

National Institute of Economic Research, Environmental Economics Research Division, Sweden.

Chalmers University of Technology, Division of Energy Technology, Department of Energy and Environment, Sweden.


Linking TIAM with MACRO to study Macro-Economic Policy Impacts - S3.2 Socrates Kypreos

Socrates Kypreos, Antti Lehtila.



IntERACT – A Danish TIMES-CGE system - S3.3 Kristoffer Anderson Kenneth Karlson

Maurizio Gargiulo, Kenneth Karlson, Lars Brømsøe Termansen.

E4SMA S.r.l..

DTU Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark.

Danish Energy Agency, IntERACT Modelling Group.


Wednesday, 5th February 2014.

Session 4  – Chair: Dr. Marc Vielle

Model coupling of TIMES_PanEU and NEWAGE - S4.1 Robert Beestermoller

Markus Blesl, Robert Beestermoller, Ulrich Fahl.

Institute for energy Economics and Rational Use of Energy, University of Stuttgart, Germany.


Model linkages: TIAM-ECN and E3MG - S4.2 Phil Summerton Tom Kober

Tom Kober, Phil Sommerton.

ECN, Cambridge Economics.


Measuring the economic effects of the energy transition with the Three-ME model - S4.3 Paul Malliet


ADEME - French Environment and Energy Management Agency.

OFCE - French Economic Observatory.

TNO - Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research.


Linking electricity prices and costs in bottom-up top-down coupling under changing market environments - S4.4 Sophie Maire

Sophie Maire, Frank Vöhringer.

REME, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Econability, Bern, Switzerland.


Session 5  – Chair: Dr. Kenneth Karlsson

A selection and analysis of technology pathways and policy sets to achieve ambitions GHG and renewable energy goals in Vermont‌ - S5.1 Kathleen Vaillancourt

Vaillancourt, K. Dunksy,P. Kanudia, A. Wright, E.

ESMIA, Dunsky Energy Consulting, Kanors, DecisionWare Group.


Role of biomass in energy system – linkages between European energy system model TIMES PanEU and the agricultural sector model ESIM - S5.2 Markus Blesl

Markus Blesl, Andre Deppermann, Harald Grethe.

Institute for energy Economics and Rational Use of Energy, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Agricultural and Food Policy Group, University of Hohenheim, Germany.


Modelling the global energy system feedback to welfare, in developing energy secure climate policy scenarios - S5.3 James Glynn

James Glynn, Maurizio Gargiulo, Brian Ó Gallachóir.

UCC Energy Policy & Modelling Group, E4SMA S.r.l.


Integrating energy system models in a complementarity setting - S5.4 Per Ivar Helgesen

Per Ivar Helgesen.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

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