Models and Tools

Models and tools listed below are used by our staff, and we have access to them either because they are open source and/or because we have been involved in developing them.

Energy System Models and Frameworks

TIMES-DK covers all economic sectors in Denmark and all energy use, GHG emissions and includes the Danish energy and car taxation system.

TIMES-Nordic covers Norway, Sweden and Denmark. All sectors and GHG emissions are included.

JRC-EU-TIMES (JET) covers 36 countries in Europe. Includes all sectors and tracks trade of energy between the countries and abroad.

ETSAP-TIAM A global 30 regions TIMES integrated assessment model currently under construction. Includes climate module and global trade of energy resources.

Balmorel Flex4RES is a power and district heating model covering North Europe and the Baltic countries.

STREAM is a user friendly spreadsheet model of a full energy system. It is mainly used for education, but can be a useful first approach before bringing the heavy models.

Result visualisation

We are working together with Tokni on developing user-friendly interactive web based result interfaces.

COMETS result homepage used to present scenarios from TIMES-DK.

SHIFT result homepage used for results from TIMES-Nordic in the Nordic Energy Research funded SHIFT project.

Other tools

IPAT(D) is meant to give an illustrative visualisation of the impact from population, affluence and technological development on climate and Ecological Footprint.

CO2-budget tool can be used to divide the remaining global CO2 budget as stated in the IPCC reports. Different parameters can be used as weights like population, GDP and emission.

Danish Car Stock Model is a detailed car stock model tracking consumers choice of car type and size as a function of market availability and user costs.

Agroland is a spreadsheet model of the Danish agricultural production. Amount of feedstock, human diet and area use can be changed and consequences are calculated for soil mineral and carbon balance, import/export and biogas production.

Danish Heating Model is a detailed building model with construction year categories, building type and use of the buildings. It can be used at municipality level to study the potential and costs of heat savings.