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Remind-D: A Hybrid Energy-Economy Model of Germany

45 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2012  

Eva Schmid

Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK)

Brigitte Knopf

Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK)

Nico Bauer

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PIK; Paul Scherrer Insitute PSI; Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei FEEM

Date Written: March 20, 2012

Abstract

This paper presents a detailed documentation of the hybrid energy-economy model REMIND-D. REMIND-D is a Ramsey-type growth model for Germany that integrates a detailed bottom-up energy system module, coupled by a hard link. The model provides a quantitative framework for analyzing long-term domestic CO2 emission reduction scenarios. Due to its hybrid nature, REMIND-D facilitates an integrated analysis of the interplay between technological mitigation options in the different sectors of the energy system as well as overall macroeconomic dynamics. REMIND-D is an intertemporal optimization model, featuring optimal annual mitigation effort and technology deployment as a model output. In order to provide transparency on model assumptions, this paper gives an overview of the model structure, the input data used to calibrate REMIND-D to the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as the techno-economic parameters of the technologies considered in the energy system module.

Keywords: Hybrid Model, Germany, Energy System, Domestic Mitigation

JEL Classification: O41, O52, Q43

Suggested Citation

Schmid, Eva and Knopf, Brigitte and Bauer, Nico, Remind-D: A Hybrid Energy-Economy Model of Germany (March 20, 2012). FEEM Working Paper No. 9.2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2026443 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2026443

Eva Schmid (Contact Author)

Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK) ( email )

Telegraphenberg
Potsdam, Brandenburg 14412
Germany

Brigitte Knopf

Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK) ( email )

Telegraphenberg
Potsdam, Brandenburg 14412
Germany

Nico Bauer

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PIK ( email )

Telegraphenberg
Potsdam, Brandenburg 14412
Germany

Paul Scherrer Insitute PSI ( email )

5232 Villigen PSI
Switzerland

Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei FEEM ( email )

Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milan
Italy

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