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Heat Decarbonisation Modelling Approaches in the UK: An Energy System Architecture Perspective

Scamman, D; Solano-Rodríguez, B; Pye, S; Chiu, LF; Smith, AZP; Gallo Cassarino, T; Barrett, M; (2020) Heat Decarbonisation Modelling Approaches in the UK: An Energy System Architecture Perspective. Energies , 13 (8) p. 1869. 10.3390/en13081869. Green open access

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Abstract

Energy models have been widely applied to the analysis of energy system decarbonisation to assess the options and costs of a transition to a low carbon supply. However, questions persist as to whether they are able to effectively represent and assess heat decarbonisation pathways for the buildings sector. A range of limitations have been identified, including a poor spatio-temporal resolution, limited representation of behaviour, and restricted representation of the full technical option set. This paper undertakes a review of existing energy models for heat decarbonisation in the UK, applying the novel perspective of energy system architecture (ESA). A set of ESA-related features are identified (including evolvability, flexibility, robustness, and feasibility), and models are reviewed against these features. The review finds that a range of models exist that have strengths across different features of ESA, suggesting that multiple modelling approaches are needed in order to adequately address the heat decarbonisation challenge. However, opportunities to improve existing models and develop new approaches also exist, and a research agenda is therefore proposed.

Type: Article
Title: Heat Decarbonisation Modelling Approaches in the UK: An Energy System Architecture Perspective
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3390/en13081869
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3390/en13081869
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
Keywords: heat decarbonisation; energy system architecture; energy modelling
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10094999
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