Irish TIMES Phase 3: Energy and Climate Policy Modelling

Irish TIMES Phase 3: Energy and Climate Policy Modelling

Researcher: Dr Paul Deane

T: 021 4901959


Funding Body:  Environmental Protection Agency

Programme:  2013-CCRP-MS.13

Project Type: Irish TIMES Phase 3: Energy and Climate Policy Modelling

Period: 2012-2015


Project Description:

University College Cork (UCC) has developed an energy systems model, Irish TIMES in collaboration with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Teagasc and University College Dublin over the period 2009 - 2013. The current project proposal, Irish TIMES Phase 3 builds on this research by significantly improving the modelling capability in a number of key areas, with a particular focus on 1. better representation of demand side technologies to more explicitly quantify energy efficiency , 2. improved understanding of land-use implications of mitigation and better integration of agriculture, bioenergy and forestry 3. providing feedback between Irish TIMES and HERMES to gain insights into the effects of climate mitigation on the macro-economy; 4. interfacing with other modelling activity at EU level (PET) and national level (GAINS) These four elements are critical to increasing the robustness of the results to develop economy wide emissions reduction scenarios and calculate the associated costs

Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork