Greenhouse gas mitigation analysis using ENPEP: a modeling guide
This paper provides a guide to using Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP-BALANCE), a nonlinear equilibrium model that matches the demand for energy with available resources and technologies.
The guidebook is primarily addressed to the many ENPEP users around the world who apply the software to project carbon emissions and evaluate options for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction. The document was developed for the Planning and Economic Studies Section at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to support their various carbon-related analytical activities with Agency member states. However, climate change researchers in general may find the information, trend analyses, and technology characterizations provided in the background sections insightful and useful for their studies.
The scope of this document covers GHG mitigation options for the entire energy system, including resource supply sectors and resource consuming sectors. The guidebook presents general discussions on sector-specific trends and issues, identifies sector-specific GHG mitigation options, provides technical and economic technology information if available, and discusses in detail how individual options can be analyzed in the ENPEP model. For each sector, there are simple case studies that describe the implementation of the various mitigation options.