Outline for an integrated multiple energy carrier model of the UK energy infrastructure

E. M. Robertson, A. D. Alarcon Rodriguez, S.J. Galloway, G.W. Ault

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This paper presents an outline for a development stage model of the UK energy infrastructure. The model will use transition pathways as inputs to simulate the UK energy infrastructure toward 2050. Transition pathways are socio technical narratives that are used here to describe possible evolutions of the UK energy industry as it moves towards 2050 and a lower carbon economy. It is the aim of the authors to use an energy infrastructure model - based on the concept of `energy hubs' proposed elsewhere - to determine the energy infrastructure needed to facilitate the conversions and transfers of energy that will occur as the energy sector in the UK moves towards a lower carbon economy
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2009 Proceedings of the 44th International
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-6823-2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2010
EventThe 44th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20094 Sep 2009


ConferenceThe 44th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • emissions
  • energy hubs
  • energy infrastructure
  • energy resources
  • multiple energy carriers
  • power system simulation
  • transition pathways
  • socio technical pathways
  • carbon dioxide
  • economic indicators
  • global warming
  • transportation
  • predictive models
  • power system simulation
  • power system modeling
  • power generation economics
  • government

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