Title: Progress in energy complex system modelling and analysis

Authors: Yi-Ming Wei, Gang Wu, Ying Fan, Lan-Cui Liu

Addresses: Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China. ' School of Business, University of Science and Technology, Hefei 230026, China. ' Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China. ' School of Business, University of Science and Technology, Hefei 230026, China

Abstract: From the viewpoint of energy system modelling, this paper systematically analyses energy models developed by various international organisations. Their modelling approaches, functions, modelling structures, as well as their typical applications are reviewed. The review will be helpful for further study and development in the area of modelling and analysis of energy complex systems.

Keywords: energy systems; complex system modelling; bottom-up models; top-down models; mixed models; system analysis; energy models; China.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2006.008387

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2006 Vol.25 No.1/2, pp.109 - 128

Available online: 15 Dec 2005 *

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