Non-biomass renewables - PROMETHEUS

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The potential for various renewable energy sources is represented by nonlinear cost-supply curves distinguished by type of source (wind onshore, photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind offshore, hydro and biomass).

In particular:

  • Hydro resources are defined for all regions. They constrain the development of hydro power (which depends on average power production costs and already implemented investment).
  • Solar resources are defined as the maximum amount of solar energy that can harvested for the energy system in terms of technical and economic potential. The resource is then used in the energy system depending on the economic conditions, considering network constraints.
  • Wind resources: The model distinguishes between total resource and technical potential that is considered as harvestable, based on prevailing market conditions (economic potential). It fully distinguishes between onshore and offshore wind resources.Total wind resources (technical potential) come from NREL estimates. This potential is then used in the energy system depending on the economic conditions, considering network constraints.
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Model Documentation - PROMETHEUS

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Model information
Model link https://e3modelling.com/modelling-tools/prometheus/
Institution E3Modelling (E3M), Greece, https://e3modelling.com/modelling-tools.
Solution concept Partial equilibrium (price elastic demand)
Solution method Simulation
Anticipation Energy system simulation.Foresight is included only is some sub-modules (i.e. electricity generation)