Selected 'Starter Kit' energy system modelling data for Uruguay (#CCG) [post]

Carla Cannone, Lucy Allington, Ioannis Pappis, Karla Cervantes Barron, Will Usher, Steve Pye, Mark Howells, Miriam Zachau Walker, Aniq Ahsan, Flora Charbonnier, Claire Halloran, Stephanie Hirmer (+12 others)
2021 unpublished
Energy system modelling can be used to assess the implications of different scenarios and support improved policymaking. However, access to data is often a barrier to energy system modelling, causing delays. Therefore, this article provides data that can be used to create a simple zero order energy system model for Uruguay, which can act as a starting point for further model development and scenario analysis. The data are collected entirely from publicly available and accessible sources,
more » ... ng the websites and databases of international organizations, journal articles, and existing modelling studies. This means that the dataset can be easily updated based on the latest available information or more detailed and accurate local data. These data were also used to calibrate a simple energy system model using the Open Source Energy Modelling System (OSeMOSYS) and three stylized scenarios (Fossil Future, Least Cost and Net Zero by 2050) for 2020–2050. The assumptions used and results of these scenarios are presented in the appendix as an illustrative example of what can be done with these data. This simple model can be adapted and further developed by in-country analysts and academics, providing a platform for future work.
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:zdzmgdhmybd27bl3gzxlzz73ie