Research and Analysis

E4SMA experts realize research and analysis in the area of climate and energy policy by using multi-disciplinary approaches and integrated assessments. We realize scenario analysis, economic impact assessments and technology database development at local, regional, national and supra-national scale.

Models

E4SMA offers to its clients the possibility to develop techno-economic modelling instruments which are able to represent the complexity of the energy systems and to explore its dynamics.

Training and Capacity Building

E4SMA provides:

  • Assistance and technical advice on key modelling techniques, energy systems analysis and scenario development;
  • Support and guidance for team building able to directly develop and use modelling tools;
  • Training in MARKAL/TIMES model generators and VEDA-TIMES shell.

E4SMA in four letters

E4: Energy, Engineering, Economic and Environment. A comprehensive assessment.

S: Systems. Approaches that look at the interactions between components of a system to capture its functioning as a whole.

M: Modelling. Case-specific representation of the “key” system features which makes use of a formal language for the realisation of exploratory, simulation, optimization decision-support tools.

A: Analysis. Integrated impact assessment of technological, economic, policy, environmental components of current and future energy systems.

 

Research and Analysis:

 

E4SMA experts realize research and analysis in the area of climate and energy policy by using multi-disciplinary approaches and integrated assessments. We realize scenario analysis, economic impact assessments and technology database development at local, regional, national and supra-national scale.

 

Models

 

E4SMA offers to its clients the possibility to develop techno-economic modelling instruments which are able to represent the complexity of the energy systems and to explore its dynamics.

 

Training and Capacity Building

 

E4SMA provides assistance and technical advice on key modelling techniques, energy systems analysis and scenario development, support and guidance for team building able to directly develop and use modelling tools, training in MARKAL/TIMES model generators and VEDA-TIMES shell.

News

Smartcities: New Publications from E4SMA

Are you interested in approaches for integrated #SmartCity planning? Download these open acces papers on our experience with the INSMART project: An Integrated Planning Framework for the Development of Sustainable and Resilient Cities – The Case of the InSMART Project...

June 2018: Next VEDA-TIMES training

Interested in learning how to build and use a TIMES energy system model? Register to the next IEA-ETSAP basic training course on VEDA-TIMES. It will be held in Gothenburg (Sweden) on 19th - 21st June 2018 by Maurizio Gargiulo. Details, fees and registration:...

Next VEDA-TIMES training

Interested in learning how to build and use a TIMES energy system model? Register to the next IEA-ETSAP basic training course on VEDA-TIMES. It will be held in Zurich (Switzerland) on 13th - 15th Dec 2017 Details, fees and registration: here