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EURIO - Keep in Touch: country reports on energy supply and energy modelling (phase 2)
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ECN Policy Studies 1-10-1998
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-I--98-050 ECN publication
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The EURIO-Keep-in-Touch project was carried out from 1997 to 1998, andwas supported by DG-17 within the framework of the INCO/COPERNICUS Programme. The project consists of three phases. Each phase deals with a different set of issues within the field of energy, environment and economy in Central and Eastern Europe: Phase 1: Energy Demand and Technologies; Phase 2: Energy Supply and Energy Modelling; and Phase 3: Global Issues. The following Central and Eastern European countries participate in EURIO-KIT: The Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Poland, Hungary and Slovenia. The report at hand comprises the country reports of phase two 'Energy Supply and Energy Modelling', and a summary. The country reports focus on the short comings of existing tools for energy supply and integrated modelling, and the demand for new tools. In the nine countries that participate in EURIO-KIT, a wide range of modelling tools is being used for supply-side and integrated (supply- and demand-side) planning. Most of the mentioned short-comings refer to the model EFOM-ENV. Some of these could be overcome with relatively simple model adaptations, e.g. the increase in number of time periods. Others, e.g. improved modelling of energy demand or infrastructure, would require more extensive model development. Finally, some short-comings are inherent to energy system optimisation models based on an engineering approach, e.g. the requirement on many exogeneously defined constraints. These could partly be overcome by using additional models in combination with EFOM-ENV. The demand for new or improved tools is very divers. The consideration of environmental policy and its economic impact are mentioned by more than one country as an important issue. A second frequently mentioned issue is the improved modelling of energy demand, energy efficiency and demand-side management. Thirdly, the use of optimisation models for utility planning is mentioned twice. Finally, particularly challenging to EFOM users and developers are, on the one hand, the regionalisation of the model, mentioned by Poland, and, on the other hand, the multi-country approach, required in the Baltic region

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