Cork (Ireland) November 2010

Semi-annual ETSAP meeting


Final Program

Dates: November, 11-17, 2010
Venue: DeVere Hall, University College Cork, College Road, Cork, Ireland
Contacts: Brian O'Gallachoir [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.], tel: +353 (0)21 490 3037, cell: +353-86-3624651
GianCarlo Tosato [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.], cell: +39.335.537.7675

Thursday-Saturday, November 11-13, 2010
ERI-UCC, 1st Floor
(The program is posted at to registered trainees only)

Venue: Environmental Research Institute (ERI), 1st Floor, University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork
Trainers: Kathleen Vaillancourt, Maurizio Gargiulo

Monday     November 15, 2010 (9:30-17:30)  
DeVere Hall, UCC
Joint UCC-ETSAP Seminar
Energy Systems Modelling Addressing Energy Security and Climate Change
This conference will present the latest results on the optimal energy systems technology options to ensure future energy security and mitigate against climate change. Mr. Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources will deliver a keynote address. Results will be presented on energy systems solutions at a global level, the best way forward for the European Union. In addition, UCC will present the first results for Ireland on what energy technology options can best meet our ambitious target for the period to 2050 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 1990 levels. The conference will also showcase energy research in Ireland on renewable energy resources and technology costs.

9.30 Registration
Opening Session
Chair: Dr. Michael Creed, Head of School of Engineering, UCC, Cork
10.00 Welcome Prof Patrick Fitzpatrick, Deputy President and Head of College of Science, Engineering & Food Science UCC
10.10 Keynote Address Eamon Ryan TD, Minister of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Addressing Energy Security and Climate Change.
10.30 Dr. Brian Ó Gallachóir, UCC, Meeting Ireland’s Ambitious GHG 2050 Emissions Target
11.00 Coffee

International Experience with Energy Systems Modelling
Chair: Dr. GianCarlo Tosato, IEA ETSAP Operating Agent
11.30 Dr. Amit Kanudia, Meeting Global GHG Emissions Reduction Targets
11.35 Dr. Uwe Remme, IEA, IEA Energy Technologies Scenarios to 2050
12.20 Dr. George Giannakidis, CRES, Achieving the EU 20-20-20 Targets
12.45 Prof. Evasio Lavagno, POLITO, Ensuring Security of Energy Supply in Europe
13.10 Dr. Neil Strachan UCL, UK's 80% GHG Emissions Reduction by 2050
13.35 Lunch

Ireland’s Technology Options to 2050
Chair: Mr. Bob Hanna, Chief Technical Advisor, Dept of Communications Energy & Natural Resources.
14.45 Dr. Jerry Murphy, UCC, Biogas Resource, Technologies and Costs
15.10 Dr. Tony Lewis, UCC, Oceans of Energy
15.35 Coffee
16.05 Dr. Eugene Hendrick, COFORD, Biomass Resource Potential for Ireland
16.30 Katrina Polaski, SEAI, Technology Roadmaps to 2050 for Ireland.
17.00 Close

Thursday-Wednesday   November 16-17, 2010  
DeVere Hall, UCC
Regular ETSAP Workshop

(See next page)

Tueday, November 16, 15.30-17.00 
ETSAP Executive Committee

(Agenda and attachments will be sent separately)

Trainers: Kathleen Vaillancourt, Maurizio Gargiulo

Regular ETSAP Workshop
Tuesday, November 16, 2010, DeVere Hall, UCC

Session n. 1: Global multi-regional models
Chair: Maryse Labriet, ENERIS, Madrid
Stéphanie Bouckaert, MINES ParisTech, France Implementing Water Allocation in the TIAM-FR Energy Model
Nicklas Forsell, MINES ParisTech, France Long-Term Forestry and Energy Planning
William Usher, UCL, London, UK Latest work using TIAM-UCL: Demand, burden sharing, resources
Poul Erik Grohnheit, Risoe DTU, Denmark Modelling CCS, Nuclear Fusion, and large-scale District Heating in EFDA-TIMES and TIAM

11.00-11.30 Tea/Coffee break

Session n. 2: New features of ETSAP model generators
Chair: Brian O'Gallachoir, UCC, Cork
Roman Kanala, University of Geneva, Switzerland Elements of perception regarding consumption of lightning in the Geneva area: a survey research
Gustave Nguene, University of Geneva, Switzerland Observing and analysing operating modes of staff using IT appliances
Socrates Kypreos, Switzerland (presented by G.C. Tosato) MARKAL-TIMES hard-linked to the multi-regional MERGE model

12.30-13.30 Lunch

Session n. 3: ETSAP tools update
Chair: Uwe Remme, IEA, Paris
Antti Lehtila, VTT, Finland Summary of most recent TIMES enhancements (v3.0.4 - v3.1.0)
Amit Kanudia, KanORS, New Delhi, India VEDA update and introduction to DCM
Ken Noble, Noble-Soft, Canberra, Australia Recent ANSWER-TIMES and ANSWER-MARKAL activities
Gary Goldstein, DecisionWare, Inc., Sag Harbour, NY MARKAL

15.00-15.30 Tea/Coffee break

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
DeVere Hall, UCC

Session n. 4: Multi-regional models
Chair: Wouter Nijs, VITO, Belgium
Prof. Jean-Philippe Waaub, Dr. Kathleen Vaillancourt, GERAD, Montreal, Canada The diversity of Canadian energy policies: an illustration of emerging opportunities using the new model TIMES-Canada
F.Lanati, A. Gelmini, RSE S.p.A, Milan, Italy
M. Gargiulo, R. De Miglio, E4SMA S.r.l., Turin, Italy
A power generation scenario with the MATISSE model for Italy and how to move from MATISSE to MONET
Ralf Kuder, IER, University of Stuttgart, Germany Impact of emission reduction and energy saving targets on the industrial heat supply in the EU-27 – model based analysis with TIMES PanEU

10.30-11.00 Tea/Coffee break

Session n. 5: National models
Chair: Kathleen Vaillancourt, GERAD, Montreal
Roman Podolets, Oleksandr Diachuk, Institute for economics and forecasting, UNAS, Kiev, Ukraine Achieving EU targets on renewable energy: strategy for Ukraine
Paul Deane, University College Cork Using PLEXOS to validate TIMES
Pieter Lodewijks, VITO, Belgium Renewable heat, a hot topic! A policy and techno-economic assessment of EU2020 targets

13.00-14.30 Lunch

Project meetings
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