A dynamic physical energy model of the United Kingdom

Barrett, Mark Alexander (1982). A dynamic physical energy model of the United Kingdom. PhD thesis The Open University.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21954/ou.ro.0000de12

Abstract

This report describes the structure and simulation results of a dynamic physical model of the UK energy system. The model traces the hourly flows of energy from energy sources through various energy converters and stores to useful energy demands. Effects such as the temporal and climatic dependence of demands have been accounted for. Technical data has been collected so that it is possible to simulate the performance of the system as it was in 1976 or as it might be at some future date. The model has been validated against measured data and has been used to simulate the UK system with changed demands and new conservation and supply technologies.

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