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Model for Analysis of Energy Demand (MAED)

The Model for Analysis of Energy Demand (MAED) evaluates future energy demand based on a set of consistent assumptions on medium to long term socioeconomic, technological and demographic developments in a country or a region.

Future energy needs are linked to the production and consumption of goods and services; technology and infrastructure innovation, lifestyle changes caused by increasing personal incomes; and mobility needs. Energy demand is computed for a host of end use activities in three main ‘demand sectors’: household, services, and industry and transport.

MAED provides a systematic framework for mapping trends and anticipating change in energy needs, particularly as these correspond to alternative scenarios for socioeconomic development.

Key questions addressed:

  • How do social, economic, and technological factors affect future energy demand?

Sample data inputs:

  • Energy sector data
  • Scenario assumptions (socio-economic and technological)
  • Substitutable energy uses
  • Process efficiencies
  • Hourly load characteristics

Sample quantitative outputs:

  • Useful or final energy demand by sector/fuel
  • Electricity demand
  • Degree of electrification
  • Hourly electric load
  • Load duration curves

Access the Model for Analysis of Energy Demand (MAED).


MAED computer manual

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Tool Summary

  • Not specified
Expertise Required:
  • Moderate
Geographic Scope:
  • National
  • Policy
Impacts Assessed:
  • Economic
    • Energy Security