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Development of TIMES-WEU model.

IER has concentrated on the development of Times to analyse several energy-environment scenarios for Europe.

TIMES (The Integrated MARKAL-EFOM System) is a MARKAL class of large scale energy system model, with some additional features as compared to MARKAL which can address some of the recently developed complex energy - environment related issues, like, carbon trading, carbon leakage from one country to another, issues on clean development mechanism etc.

It is expected to be the successor of MARKAL. IER has tried to validate TIMES against MARKAL using European energy-material database. Implementation of single factor technology learning curve has been successfully done within the TIMES. The incorporation of two-factor learning curve (TFLC) in TIMES has proved an extremely difficult task, since the model was 8-10 times larger than MARKAL by size. Therefore, only the endogenous single factor technology learning has been introduced in TIMES-WEU.

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Institute for Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy, University of Stuttgart (IER), Germany
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