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Impact assessment models
MARKAL is a generic model tailored by the input data to represent the evolution over a period of usually 40 to 50 years of a specific energy system at the national, regional, state or province, or community level.
The basic components in a MARKAL model are specific types of energy or emission control technologies. Each is represented quantitatively by a set of performance and cost characteristics. A menu of both existing and future technologies is input to the model. Both the supply and demand sides are integrated, so that one side responds automatically to changes in the other. The model selects that combination of technologies that minimizes total energy system cost.
Some uses of MARKAL:
Published August 3, 2012
Contact: Gerd Kjølle, SINTEF Energy Research