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Multi-model ecologies for shaping future energy systems: Design patterns and development paths

L.A. Bollinger, C.B. Davis, R. Evins, E.J.L. Chappin and I. Nikolic

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2018, vol. 82, issue P3, 3441-3451

Abstract: As energy systems grow more complex, modeling efforts spanning multiple scales, disciplines and perspectives are essential. Improved methods are needed to guide the development of not just individual models, but also multi-model ecologies – systems of interacting models. Currently there is a lack of knowledge concerning how multi-model ecologies can and should be designed to facilitate adequate understanding of energy system complexity and its consequences. Via an analysis of twelve multi-model initiatives both within and outside the energy domain, this paper elucidates possible design patterns and development paths for multi-model ecologies.

Keywords: Energy systems; Modeling; Multi-model ecologies; Complexity; Energy policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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