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Abstract

The Efom-12C model is one of the tools that have been prepared by the Energy Modelling Group during the first two research programmes on research, development and demonstration (R&D&D) in the energy field carried out at the Commission of the European Communities in Directorate General XII (CEC - DG XII - Science, Research and Development. The Efom-12C model is a technico-economic supply model that simulates or optimizes the primary energy requirements and the related investments in energy production and consumption necessary in order to satisfy a given exogenous demand of useful or final energy. The main features of this energy supply model are the following: (i) The technico-economic information is stored in a data base designed to allow the user to build modular structures out of an energy system from the very large representation of national systems to more specific subclasses of the energy sector. (ii) Two operation modes are provided - simulation and optimization - which can be used alternatively on any earlier defined structure. The detailed layout of the Mark-1 version of this model is the object of this report. Part 1 covers the complete mathematical description of the model and the variety of its technical possibilities. Part 11 instructs the potential user of this model on how to utilize the accompanying software package to treat the problem he has in mind. Finally, Part 111 addresses itself to programmers when software modifications or upgradings would be necessary. Specific case studies that were carried out with Efom-12C model by the services of the CEC and by energy research and planning groups in the Member States as well as in Spain and in Portugal are reported elsewhere in referenced publications.

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Authors: VAN DER VOORT E, CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);SYSTEMS EUROPE, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN, LOUVAIN-LA- NEUVE (BELGIUM;DONNI E, CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);SYSTEMS EUROPE, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN, LOUVAIN-LA- NEUVE (BELGIUM;TONET C, CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);SYSTEMS EUROPE, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN, LOUVAIN-LA- NEUVE (BELGIUM;BOIS D'ENGHIEN E, CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);SYSTEMS EUROPE, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN, LOUVAIN-LA- NEUVE (BELGIUM;DECHAMPS C, CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);SYSTEMS EUROPE, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN, LOUVAIN-LA- NEUVE (BELGIUM;GUILLOT J F CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);SYSTEMS EUROPE, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN, LOUVAIN-LA- NEUVE (BELGIUM;SYSTEMS EUROPE, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);SYSTEMS EUROPE, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN, LOUVAIN-LA- NEUVE (BELGIUM;CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN, LOUVAIN-LA- NEUVE (BELGIUM, CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);SYSTEMS EUROPE, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN, LOUVAIN-LA- NEUVE (BELGIUM
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 8896 EN (1985), VOL. II (USER GUIDE), 650 P., BFR 2000, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003; VOL. III (PROGRAMMERS GUIDE), 175 P., BFR 550, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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