Paris May 2000

Semi-annual ETSAP meeting

3-rd ETSAP-VII Meeting, 17-19 May 2000, Summary and Proceedings

Location: IEA, Paris, France

The Proceedings of the Workshop have been recently completed and will be sent to the ETSAP representatives and to the Workshop participants within a few weeks. Under certain conditions (e.g. handling and administration costs), the proceedings are also available to other interested persons. For further information, please contact the ETSAP Secretariat, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Introduction to the Proceedings

This first ETSAP meeting in the new millennium was hosted by the IEA secretariat, providing an excellent opportunity for an exchange between recent achievements and plans of ETSAP and its members, and relevant activities at the IEA secretariat. To this end a one-day joint seminar was organized on May 17, focussed on international and global studies with emphasis on the role of technological development and deployment in meeting environmental goals. The seminar confirmed the potential usefulness of ETSAP activities to support the work of the secretariat, primarily in the field of exploring longer-term technology strategies. A special item was the presentation of plans at the US-DoE Energy Information Administration (EIA) to develop a suite of MARKAL/TIMES models as a regionalized, global model to provide information for their annual International Energy Outlook.

During the next two days the regular ETSAP Workshop was held, during which options for further development of global models and cooperation with the EIA and IEA secretariat were discussed. Furthermore, presentations were given on recent studies by ETSAP participants and other users of the ETSAP tools, as well as on advancements in methodologies and tools. Two central themes, also emerging frequently during the joint seminar on May 17, were technological dynamics (experience curves) and international aspects of climate policies, measures and instruments.

The Executive Committee meeting, held immediately after the regular ETSAP Workshop on Friday, 19 May, confirmed and endorsed the various initiatives towards global technology modeling and the advancement of methodologies and tools. The Committee expressed their appreciation for the efforts made by Fridtjof Unander, ETSAP liaison at the IEA secretariat, in organizing the meetings.

GianCarlo TOSATO
ETSAP Project Head
EFDA/ CSU, IPP, Max-Plank-Institut
Boltzmannstr.2, D-85748 Garching Bei Muenchen
Phone: +(4989)3299-4194
fax. +(4989)3299-4197
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Papers Presented

(PDF files of some of the presentations are now available and indicated)

Monday 15 May - Tuesday 16 May


WEDNESDAY 17 May (joint seminar with IEA)

  • ETSAP's workplan and activities

T. Kram (Operating Agent)

  • Important areas for collaboration (ETSAP and IEA Secretariat)

C. Difiglio

  • Energy and Greenhouse Gas Forecast and Policy Analysis - Goals, Plans and Development Issues

B. Kapilow-Cohen

  • Development of MARKAL and TIMES toward Global Coverage

R. Loulou

  • MARKAL-MACRO Outreach activities in Central America

P. Tseng

  • Electricity trade and CO2 Emissions, The Nordic example

C-O. Wene

  • Kyoto Mechanisms - What insights (should we expect) from models?

R. Baron

  • Some Multi-region modeling and analysis projects with MARKAL

R. Loulou

  • Modeling to estimate Learning Investments

C-O. Wene

  • Endogenous Technology Learning in Energy Models

S. Kypreos

  • Learning of Technology Clusters in MARKAL

T. Kram (Operating Agent)

  • The ACROPOLIS project

R. Virdis

  • IEA World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2000 - long-term transportation fuel demand projections and policy scenarios

M. Landwehr

  • Instruments and Technologies for Climate Change Policy

D. Gielen


K. Smekens

  • Experience Curves for Energy Technology Policy, EXCETP

C-O. Wene

  • The EU RTD energy socio-economy

D. Rossetti di Valdalbero

  • Policies and Measures to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Transportation Options (Light-duty vehicles)

L. Fulton

  • A new solver for MARKAL-MACRO models

O. Epelly

  • A study on Nuclear Process Heat Application in Japan's Future Energy Systems

O. Sato

  • The benefits of Common Action - A case study of the Nordic and Baltic countries, using R-MARKAL

L. Alm

  • Kyoto CERUs from the Colombian electric system: A comprehensive analysis

A. Cadena

  • Long term prospects for the Belgian electricity producers with and without Kyoto constraint - a MARKAL analysis

J. Duerinck

  • MARKAL Shanghai

D. Gielen

  • GIS Modeling for Energy and Transportation

E. Fragniere, A. Haurie, D. Placci


  • Estonian Energy Planning in the Context of Climate Change

O. Liik, M-R. Esop

  • The Choice of Policy Instruments and the Cost of Reaching the Kyoto Target for Belgium

D. van Regemorter

  • ANSWER-TIMES and other recent ANSWER enhancements

K. Noble


D. Gielen