Title: Non-linear modelling of integrated energy supply and demand systems

Authors: Bent Sorensen

Addresses: Roskilde University, Institute 2: Mathematics, Physics and their Functions in Society, Energy and Environment Group, P.O. Box 260, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Abstract: An approach to energy systems modelling is presented. It employs a mixture of non-linear programming techniques considered suitable for the particular structure of energy models, in order to overcome the problems encountered in optimisation with a non-trivial objective function topology, e.g. with several local minima. Preliminary results for a European energy model are presented.

Keywords: energy systems; energy modelling; non-linear optimisation; optimisation algorithms.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.1999.000842

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 1999 Vol.12 No.1/2/3/4/5/6, pp.131-137

Published online: 24 Jul 2003 *

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