Review of existing modelling proposals for heat decarbonisation

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April 2018 to March 2021

Project team

Steve Pye

This part of the project reviewed the available research on the modelling of heat decarbonisation.

Review of existing modelling of proposals for heat decarbonisation from an energy systems architecture perspective

This part of the work looked at what the major challenges of decarbonising heat are, and how modelling can support the analysis of different solutions. We undertook a review of existing whole system modelling approaches, and explored whether they can effectively assess heat decarbonisation pathways for the building sector. This was from an energy system architecture perspective, which focused on whether models can help explore issues around system evolvability, flexibility, robustness (under uncertainty), and feasibility.

What we asked:

  • What are the challenges to effectively modelling the decarbonising heat?

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