Seminars & webinars
17 May, 2018

FEEM Research Seminar on "MUSE: A new global energy model - Overview and Application to the Residential Building Sector of the UK"

Where: Milan

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milan
video-conference (at FEEM Venice) and GoToMeeting broadcast available

Event's Timetable:

h. 12.30 Seminar
In Milan a light lunch will follow the seminar for registered participants.


Registration is required. Please confirm your participation here.
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Julia Sachs, Imperial College London


The MUSE model (the ModUlar energy systems Simulation Environment), the new modelling environment developed at Imperial College London, simulates plausible pathways of the energy systems transition to a low-carbon economy on a global scale. The model simulates the behaviour of real investors, including under different decarbonisation scenarios. This seminar will first discuss the distinctive features of MUSE in the context of energy systems models, highlighting its scope, modularity, flexibility, and technological detail. A particular focus of the presentation will be on the methodology used in the building sector module which will discuss diffusion of technologies in the UK. Energy-related investment decisions in the residential sector are complex and heterogeneous in the sense that they are not based on one specific criteria, but rather a range of drivers of consumer behaviour. Given these challenges, the modelling approach includes agent-based methods to determine energy related investment decision-making, explicitly characterizing the ability of people to gather information, evaluate the options, and choose among alternatives. A case study is presented which illustrates the attributes of the approach for the residential building sector in the UK, which has strong decarbonisation targets.

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