Since the 1970s, many energy system models have been developed to support energy and environment policy-making at the national, regional and global levels. Energy system modelling and analysis can provide essential quantitative insights into the new challenges of decarbonisation, energy security and cost-efficiency in the 21st century. Integrated energy system modelling frameworks can assist energy policy-makers by enabling analysis that is both integrated and focused at different scales and time periods, so as to make improved decisions and trade-offs in conditions of pervasive uncertainty.
The global energy landscape has changed significantly in the last decade, and in Asia there is a growing thirst for energy that inherently comes with urbanisation and economic growth. It is the aim of ESI’s Energy Modelling Programme to develop integrated energy system modelling and analysis frameworks to support Singapore’s energy and environment policy-making. This integrated framework comprises several energy modules, including: the top-down model, bottom-up model, sectoral model, behavioural analysis, projection and scenario analysis, environmental effect model and integrated assessment model.
The specific goals of this programme are: (1) to build up Singapore’s capability and expertise in energy system modelling; (2) to create a knowledge hub for analysing regional and global energy related issues; and (3) to establish a platform for connecting global energy modelling experts and for holding global energy debates.