Energy - POLES

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Model Documentation - POLES

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Model information
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Institution JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission (EC-JRC), Belgium,
Solution concept Partial equilibrium (price elastic demand)
Solution method SimulationRecursive simulation
Anticipation Myopic

POLES describes the world energy system, covering all energy carriers.

The model includes the following modules:

  • Energy supply: production of fossil fuels and biomass and international trade
  • Energy transformation: refining of fuels, production of synthetic fuels (e.g. liquid biofuels, hydrogen), power generation
  • Final energy demand: industry, buildings, transport, agriculture

The technological description of the model varies according to the detail of the representation of each sector.