Bergen November 1999
Semi-annual ETSAP meeting
2-nd ETSAP-VII Workshop, 1 - 4 November 1999, Proceedings
Location: Hotel Marijke, Dorpsstraat 23, Bergen, the Netherlands
Introduction to the Proceedings
For the first time since April 1994 the Operating Agent hosted the ETSAP Workshop, following an established tradition to return once every few years to the home base of the ETSAP organization. In line with the priorities set at the previous meeting, much attention was given to reviewing the progress and discussion of further plans regarding the development of a next generation of ETSAP tools. A smaller group met on November 1st and 2nd to prepare for the full scale meetings on 3-4 November.
The biggest achievement in this area is no doubt that the new model TIMES, proceeding on schedule, is currently subjected to first validation tests. Anticipating the outcome of this process, options to develop an interface for use of TIMES by expert users from the main existing shell systems MESAP and ANSWER are actively explored. More detailed plans were discussed and agreed that aim to ensure that by the end of Annex VII, so by end 2001, a thoroughly tested TIMES model operating under one or more operational expert interfaces for data and scenario management can be released.
Other reports given at the workshop confirmed progress with development of global models, supported by ETSAP as part of its Common Program of Work. Relevant international initiated by the IEA and other organizations were presented, including the new collaborative activity of the IEA on experience curves for energy technology policy EXCETP. Experience gained by several ETSAP participants, utilizing the new MARKAL feature to represent endogenous technology learning can contribute to this work. Finally a suite of recent model studies were presented, ranging from local, regional and sectoral analyses to multi-national cooperative strategies and a comprehensive biomass study for the EU. Once more these examples confirm the wide array of areas in which the ETSAP tools are employed today.
As usual the Executive Committee meeting was scheduled immediately after the regular ETSAP Workshop on Friday, 5 November.
PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE IEA-ETSAP WORKSHOP:
1 - 2 NOVEMBER
TECHNICAL SESSIONS TIMES
Wednesday 3 NOVEMBER
Thursday 4 NOVEMBER
T. Larsson, L. Alm
E. Lavagno, D. Scaramuccia, L. Barreto
M. de Feber