EPSIM - A Social-Environmental Regional Sequential Interindustry Economic Model for Energy Planning: Evaluating the Impacts of New Power Plants in Brazil
59th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International. Ottawa, Canada - November 7th - 10th, 2012.
29 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2014
Date Written: 2012
This study proposes a social-environmental economic model, based on Regional Sequential Interindustry Model (SIM) integrated with geoprocessing data, in order to identify economic, pollution and public health impacts in state and municipality levels for energy planning analysis. Integrating I-O framework with electrical and dispersion models, dose-response functions and GIS data, this model aims to expand policy makers’ scope of analysis and provide an auxiliary tool to assess energy planning scenarios in Brazil both dynamically and spatially. Moreover, a case study for wind power plants in Brazil is performed to illustrate its usage.
Keywords: Energy Planning, Input-Output, Sequential Interindustry Model, Energy Economics
JEL Classification: R15, Q4, Q5
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