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Market Allocation Model (MARKAL) at ECN
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 20-11-2009
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-B--09-018 Book
Number of pages: Full text:
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Published in: 156, 978 1 84720 905 4, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Modelling sustainable development, 147.

MARKAL (MARKet ALlocation) is a family of dynamic bottom-up energy system models development and supported by the Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme (ETSAP), one of the Implementing Agreements of the International Energy Agency. This chapter gives an overview of the main features of MARKAL,in particular including concise descriptions of the objective function of the programme, the simulation of technological change, the representation of cluster learning, the modelling of elastic energy demand and specific characteristics relevant for the European context.

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