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Athens November 2011

Semi-annual ETSAP meeting

Semi-annual ETSAP meeting

Organised by the Greek Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES)


Final Program November 2011


Dates: November 07-12, 2011
Venue: Athens (Greece).
Monday and Tuesday: CRES
Wednesday and training: NTUA
Contacts: GianCarlo Tosato, [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
George Giannakidis, [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
Haris Doukas, [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

Monday, November 07, 2011 (9:30-17:00)
CRES
Coordination of ETSAP-TIAM related activities

The users of the TIMES Integrated Assessment Model discuss how to keep the model update share their insight/improvements
(Participation restricted to ETSAP Contracting Parties, officers, and invited experts)

Tuesday morning, November 08, 2011 (9:30-13:00)
CRES
Discussion of the Program of Work

Technical experts evaluate new project proposals
(Participation restricted to ETSAP Contracting Parties, officers, and invited experts)

Tuesday afternoon, November 08, 2011 (14:00-17:00)
CRES
ETSAP Executive Committee

ETSAP delegates decide program of work and budget allocations
(Participation restricted to ETSAP Delegates, officers, and invited experts)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011 (9:00-17:00)
National Technical University
ETSAP Regular Workshop

Attendance is free. Please register at here and indicate the title of your presentation.

Thursday-Saturday, November 10-12, 2011
National Technical University
(Here detailed description of the exact building / room will follow.)
TIMES - VEDA base level training

The program is posted at here


Monday, November 07, 2011 (9:30-17:00)
CRES
Coordination of ETSAP-TIAM related activities

Chair: GianCarlo Tosato / Brian O Gallachoir
Rapporteur/se: Gary Goldstein, Kathleen Vaillancourt

11:00-11:30

Morning Break
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

Introduction:

Result of the coordination activity (20’), by GianCarlo Tosato

Work session 1:

Coordination paths
Facilitator: Wouter Nijs (VITO)
Discussion topics:
Vision building
Consensus building
Strategy
Positioning

Work session 2:

Action plan: coordinated activities
Facilitator: Gabrial Anandarajah (UCL)
Work proposals on:
Priority in sectoral improvements
Collecting and merging existing documentation
Setting up a user's support system

Work session 3:

Model improvements: hands-on session
Facilitator: Kenneth Karlsson (Risoe), Francesco Gracceva (JRC-Petten)
Joint work on:
Bugs and fixes
Sharing template sheet(s)

Conclusion:

Next steps / meetings

Tuesday, November 08, 2011 (9:30-13:00)
CRES
Discussion of the Program of Work

Chair: GianCarlo Tosato
Facilitator: Brian O Gallachoir
Rapporteur: George Giannakidis

After a short introduction (10') by GianCarlo Tosato, proposals will be shortly presented and discussed


OBJ #1

Coordinated Analyses & Studies
  • E-TechDS (15'),
Status and proposals, by Giorgio Simbolotti
  • ETSAP-TIAM (45'),
Report of the discussion held on Monday (GG, KV)
IER proposal, by Markus Blesl
Recalibration to 2009, by GianCarlo Tosato and Antti Lehtila
  • Other (20'),
Integrating policy instruments into the TIMES model, by Birgit Gotz
Mode choice in a TIMES model, by Brian O Gallachoir

11:00-11:20

Coffee break (20')

OBJ #2

Research and Development
  • Generators (45')
Procedure for implementing a global TIMES-MERGE general equilibrium variant By Socrates Kypreos and Antti Lehtila
Risk to price volatility, by Wouter Nijs and Denise Van Regemorter
Modelling intermittent sources in TIMES, by Kostas Tigas

OBJ #3

Capacity Building
  • Capacity building
Status and proposals (10'), by GianCarlo Tosato and Maurizio Gargiulo

OBJ #4

Tools maintenance and improvement
  • User's shells (20')
Maintenance and improvements, etc., forum, by GianCarlo Tosato, et al.

Summary and Conclusion (25')
 

Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Regular ETSAP Workshop

Venue: National Technical University of Athens (http://map.ntua.gr/google_en.htm)
Contacts: George Giannakidis, [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.], office: +302106603324; +306977790671
Haris Doukas, [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.], office: +30 210 7722083
GianCarlo Tosato, [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.], cell: +39.335.537.7675

9:30-11:10

Updates on TIMES-models
Chair: Denise Van Regemorter
Ms. Denise Van Regemorter The EU climate policy perspectives and their implications for Belgium
Mr Dmitry Gordeev, Gaidar Institute Russian energy future: WWF vision
Ms. Kathleen Vaillancourt, GERAD, Research Center in Decision Analysis Recent developments in the energy model TIMES-Canada and focus on unconventional gas production until 2050
Mr. Erik Ahlgren, Chalmers Cost-effective biogas utilisation: a modelling assessment of gas infrastructural options in a regional energy system.
Mr. Maurizio Gargiulo, et al. (E4SMA) The COMET methodology to analyse the most cost effective CO2 transport and storage infrastructure in TIMES

11:10-11:30

Morning Break

11:30-13:00

Advances in TIMES
Chair: GianCarlo Tosato
Mr. Antti Lehtila, VTT Updates on ANSWER-TIMES and ANSWER-MARKAL
Gary Goldstein, DWI Updates on GAMS
Mr. Wouter Nijs, VITO Investment decisions under fixed and flexible operational conditions, a first comparison
Ms. Hannah Daly, UCC Moving towards modal shift in TIMES
Mr. Tobias Eder, IPP, Mr. Markus Biberacher (Research Studio) Spatial TIMES

Discussion:

next desirable improvements
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:10

Global Energy Models
Chair: Maryse Labriet
Mr. Gabrial Anandarajah, Mr. Paul Dodds, Mr. Will McDowall and Prof. Paul Ekins, Energy Institute, UCL - University College London, UK Applications of Multi-cluster Endogenous Technology Learning in TIAM-UCL
Mr. Alexander Goryachev, ERI RAS World modelling with TIAM: first experience
Mr. Francesco Gracceva, Ms. Anca Costescu Badea ,Energy Institute, Joint Research Center of the European Commission, Petten, First experience with ETSAP-TIAM: exploring uncertainties around unconventional gas

15:10-15:30

Afternoon Break

15:30-17:30

New research and tools
Chair: George Giannakidis
Mr. Erik Ahlgren, Chalmers Analysing burden sharing in the POEM modelling framework
Mr. Haris Doukas, NTUA Exploring EU-GCC Energy and Environmental Analytical Capability
Ms. Loreta Stankeviciute, IPTS, Joint Research Center of the European Commission, Seville Assessing the development of combined heat and power generation in the EU
Mr. Paul Dodds, Mr. Will McDowall, Energy Institute, UCL - University College London, UK Comparisons of methods for representing Hydrogen in MARKAL and TIMES models
Ms. Birgit Gotz, IER, Uni-Stuttgart Modelling policy instruments in TIMES: Interactions between the EU Emissions Trading System and the feed-in tariff system for renewable electricity in Germany
All participants Additional information on ongoing MARKAL and TIMES related projects:
models building; capacity building

17:30

Conclusion