We are glad to inform you that our scientific article “Better suited or just more complex? On the fit between user needs and modeller-driven improvements of energy system models” has been published in the Elsevier’s “Energy” peer-reviewed journal.
Energy system models are advancing rapidly. However, it is not clear whether models are becoming better, in the sense that they address the questions that decision-makers need to be answered to make well-informed decisions.In particular we show that:
? Model improvements and user needs align to large extends but there are differences.
? There is a common need for a better representation of environmental impacts and higher transparency.
? Specifically, users seek ways to better represent social and behavioural factors in energy system models.
? A better understanding of user needs is imperative to improve energy system models.
? Co-creative modelling is one possibility to enhance common understanding and increase the impact of the modelling work.
You can find more about our article here.