Data sources Load models
Impact assessment models
The system planner should try to make use of the exisitng local information systems and all other sources of information that in addition can offer a complete picture of the planning isssue.
Municipal adiministrations and statistical offices have useful databases about the local communities and energy supply. Information can also be obtained form statistical, market research or other surveys or from studies performed on comparable areas, for the larger region or for the country as a whole. Databases that contain geographical data is useful for facilitating visualisation of the various system elements -geographical information system (GIS).
We propose a check-list for the type of information that must be searched for:
In the right menu you can find links to web-pages of different organizations that may provide information useful in problem structuring.
Published August 3, 2012
Contact: Gerd Kjølle, SINTEF Energy Research