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The Global Energy Scenario Use Case

In the Global Context use case the WHY Toolkit is linked to the integrated assessment model TIAM-ECN and PROMETHEUS, a global ESM, based on the widely used TIMES model generator, in which the world is disaggregated in 36 distinct regions. TIAM-ECN has been used in several research projects (e.g. TRANSRISK, LIMITS, CLIMACAP) to investigate long-term energy and climate scenarios in diverse regions in the world including the EU.

This use case has two main objectives:

  • develop a plug-in to soft-link the WHY Toolkit with TIAM-ECN and other TIMES-based models from the wider TIMES modelling community
  • investigate the effect of the improved representation of energy demand from the built environment on longterm global energy scenarios, in line with the Paris agreement.