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Balmorel is a model for analyzing the electricity and combined heat and power sectors in an international perspective. It may be applied for long range planning as well as shorter time operational analysis.

The model has been used to analyze:

  • security of electricity supply,
  • the role of flexible electricity demand,
  • hydrogen technologies,
  • wind power development,
  • the role of natural gas,
  • development of international electricity markets,
  • market power,
  • heat transmission and pricing,
  • expansion of electricity transmission,
  • international markets for green certificates and emission trading,
  • electric vehicles in the energy system,
  • environmental policy evaluation.

Key questions addressed:

  • What are the technical, economic, and environmental implications of a specific policy on the electricity system?
  • What is the relationship between the heat and electricity market and how does policy impact it?
  • What is the impact of a policy on electricity prices?

Sample data inputs:

  • Generation outputs by each operating unit
  • Transmission and distribution limitations
  • Market caps
  • Investment possibilities

Sample quantitative outputs:

  • Electricity prices over the selected period of time
  • Marginal cost of abatement of GHG emissions
  • Marginal production costs

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Tool Summary

  • Free
Expertise Required:
  • Advanced
Geographic Scope:
  • National
  • Sectoral
  • Project
Impacts Assessed:
  • Economic
    • Energy Security
    • Trade
  • Environmental
    • Greenhouse Gases