On the Modeling of Key Structural Process of Energy Systems
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Armed with the fundamental understanding of feedback loop structures, now we will turn our attention to model and explain the dynamics of various accumulation and structural processes (i.e., stocks, flows, time delays, and nonlinearities) that are common to most of the energy systems planning and decision making situations. In this chapter, we will achieve such understanding with the help of stock and flow representations, structural representations and mathematical formulations, and behavioral outputs of various fundamental processes of energy systems including energy demand, policy incentives and inter-fuel substitution mechanism, manpower recruitment and training, energy production, and environmental emissions and CO2 tax.
KeywordsEnergy Policy Mitigation Cost Policy Incentive Electricity Intensity Manpower Planning
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