How to use the inventory
Search for: determine if it is a search for models or people in the inventory. Registered as (People): determine which type of participants you’re looking for:
- Modellers: those who develop models;
- Model users: those that use models and their outputs directly;
- Intermediaries: those that identified in the survey as “other”, are interested in modelling and work indirectly with model outputs in the energy sector.
Background information: a short bio that reflects the expertise of people in the inventory, as relevant for energy modelling. Model Usage (policy assessment): reflects the response of some participant to a question about the specific usage of models for various policy making efforts. Model Usage (other): reflects the response of some participants to a question about the purpose for which modelling has been generally used in their organization. Models developed: lists all models developed by the respective person as profiled. Models used: lists all models used by the respective person as profiled.
Determine which type of models you’re looking for:
- Models Developed: include a personal reference to a developer;
- Modelling projects: research studies utilizing and/or establishing energy models;
- Other models: based on use-case references provided by model users in survey.
References: the main reference for each model. Organization: the principal organization in/for which the model has been used/developed. Developers: the principal developers of the model, as identified by participants. Descriptions: additional information including additional references, abstract of modelling projects and occasionally physical and temporal range of the model. Applications: actual and potential areas of the model’s application as identified by survey participants. Users: actual and potential users of the model as identified by survey participants. Key inputs: data and assumptions that go into the model as identified by survey participants — mostly, user-defined key inputs. Key outputs: key results of the model that are key to the model’s application, as identified by participants including model developers and model users. Registered developers: the primary contact(s) for model development who have a profile in the “People” section of the inventory. Registered model users: the primary contact(s) who use the model and also have a profile in the “People” section of the inventory.
Different sub-sectors of the energy sector with which survey participants and their models are associated. Organization types (People): types of the organization that survey participants associated with. Model types (Models): as identified by the developer or associated contacts in the survey. The survey question has been open (textbox) but some examples based on a list of reference literature were provided. The current list is based on valid and re-occurring entries. For more information please visit the page Literature. Physical scale (Models): the geographical dimensions at which the model can be applied. Some have provided the scale at which the model has been applied whereas some have provided the entire spectrum at which the model could be applied. Temporal scale (Models): the temporal granularity of the model; in other words, it indicates the time spans in which the model processes data and generates results. Availability (Models): informs about the accessibility of the model. By default, any model whose equations are presented in a scientific article is considered available on request.