energy sector job
#1
Hi, TIMES team,

    I am trying to build a energy system coupled jobs, so I need to add employment coefficient (tracking process) to model. But I have a question when trying, the `FLO_EMIS` is about activity, so which attritube is that I can use?

I'll appreciate it if any reply!

Sincerely,
Jinh
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#2
> But I have a question when trying, the `FLO_EMIS` is about activity, so which attritube is that I can use?

I am not sure I understand the question. FLO_EMIS(reg,year,prc,cg,com,ts) defines the amount of emissions (com) per unit of process flow(s) or activity (cg).  It can, of course, be used also for other commodities (not emissions). But anyway, the flow of com can be defined to be proportional to any combination of other flows of the process.

More generally, process flows can be defined to be proportional to other process flows, to the activity, to the total installed capacity, and to the new capacity installed in each period. TIMES attributes for defining process flows include ACT_FLO, FLO_EFF, FLO_EMIS, FLO_FUNC, FLO_SHAR, NCAP_COM, NCAP_ICOM/OCOM, and VDA_FLOP. In addition, user constraints can also be used for defining process flows, in terms of basically any model variables. Perhaps you could describe what you want in mathematical terms, to better understand the modeling issue related to an employment coefficient?
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#3
Thanks for your fast reply.
simply, such as the form of employment coefficient is N jobs/Gw,which means N * installed GW.
yeah, I have noticed FLO_EMIS can track process, how to use this function in modeling? please.
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#4
Ok, if those jobs are produced in proportion to the installed capacity, N jobs per GW, you could define:
  NCAP_COM(reg,year,prc,'JOBS','OUT') = N;
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#5
Thanks a lot Antti-L! I followed your instruction, and now it perfectly worked!

Sincerely,
Jinh
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#6
(05-08-2023, 11:22 PM)Antti-L Wrote: Ok, if those jobs are produced in proportion to the installed capacity, N jobs per GW, you could define:
  NCAP_COM(reg,year,prc,'JOBS','OUT') = N;

By the way, if I want to define a job coefficient applied  to the investment capacity (VAR_NCAP), how to make it?
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#7
> By the way, if I want to define a job coefficient applied  to the investment capacity (VAR_NCAP), how to make it?

Your question is a bit ambiguous. But anyway, with NCAP_ICOM(reg,year,prc,'JOBS') = M; you can define that when new capacity is installed, the installation consumes/produces M jobs per GW installed (if the capacity unit is GW). If M is positive, it is consumption, and if M is negative, it is production. Note that this parameter would not represent an annual amount of jobs maintained or reduced per GW, it is the total amount "produced" or "consumed" within the period(s) of installation. Therefore, depending on what you actually mean by a "job coefficient applied to the investment capacity", you need to bear that in mind, and perhaps need to adjust M by the average length of those jobs (in years) related to the installation, to get the approximate impact on annual jobs maintained.
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#8
Tnanks a lot, Antti-L!
I got it, and I will try to make it!

Best regards,
Jinh
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#9
Hi, Antti-L,
I'm grateful for your previous instructions which could work well. At the same time, I have a new question.
I want to add an unemployment coefficient appliend to the energy sector job. As for mining sector, there are 100 employers in 2020, maybe 60 employer in 2025. We tend to pay a one-time subsidy for 40 unemployers, such as 10000$ * 40. Then I need to add the cost(subsidy) to the objective function. How could I make it?

Best regards,
Jinh
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