Data sources Load models
Impact assessment models
The most essential information in an energy planning study is to estimate present and future demand for energy services. The basic energy services are here defined as:
The information about the demand for different services should also include indications on whether a specific energy service can be supplied by different energy carriers or sources. As an example, space heating can be supported by different energy technologies and energy carriers- alone or in combination.
Several factors may affect the local energy demand, as following:
Factors affecting total energy demand:
Factors affecting total energy demand for specific energy carrier:
Information about energy services demand estimation can be found by selecting from the toolbox above: 'Data/load models' and 'Case-studies/examples'. The first link will lead you to methods and tools for load modelling, while the seccond link will lead to examples on how the task of estimating energy demand has been carried out in different case studies.
Published August 3, 2012
Contact: Gerd Kjølle, SINTEF Energy Research