Microeconomic Modeling and Policy Analysis: Studies in Residential Energy Demand analyzes the aggregates and distributional impacts from alternative energy polices related to the energy demands of residential consumers. The book also analyzes the use of micro-simulation models in the study.
The book examines three alternative energy policies and their possible impacts on the residential energy demand. The text describes models on energy use including general micro-simulation and micro-simulation as applied in ""Residential End-Use Energy Planning Systems"" (REEPS) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Residential Energy Consumption Model. The book describes REEPS as a model providing end-use specific forecasts of energy consumption at the household level. The text describes ORNL as a computationally simpler design but conceptually more complex one.
The book then evaluates three different policy scenarios using each of these two models. The performance of REEPS and ORNL, as well as other dimensions of model projections, is examined. The implications regarding 1) policy analysis and 2) the use of micro simulation models are noted. The book then presents a table that summarizes the results of the comparative model evaluation.
Energy policymakers, city and local government planning officials, development engineers, and environmentalists will find this book very relevant.
Preface Acknowledgments Chapter I. Introduction Chapter II. Approaches to Energy Use Modeling1. Issues in Simulation Model Design 2. The Problem of Modeling Residential Energy Consumption
Chapter III. Residential Energy Demand Simulation Models1. Historical Developments 2. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Model 3. The Residential End-Use Energy Planning System 4. A Methodological Comparison
Chapter IV. Residential Energy Policy Analysis: The Alternative Policy Scenarios1. Introduction 2. The Base Case Scenario 3. The Immediate Natural Gas Deregulation Scenario 4. The Mandatory Thermal Efficiency Standards Scenario 5. Policy Relevance
Chapter V. Simulation Results from the REEPS Model1. Model-Scenario Implementation 2. National Implications 3. Income Distribution Implications 4. End-Use Implications 5. Regional Distribution Implications 6. Conclusions
Chapter VI. Simulation Results from the ORNL Model1. Model-Scenario Implementation 2. National Implications 3. Income Distribution Implications 4. End-Use Implications 5. Conclusions
Chapter VII. A Comparative Analysis of Model Performance: REEPS versus ORNL1. Introduction 2. Comparison of Model Projections 3. Other Dimensions of Model Comparison 4. Conclusions
Chapter VIII. Implications1. Lessons for Energy Policy Analysis 2. Lessons for Model Construction
Chapter IX. Concluding Remarks Bibliography Index
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- © Academic Press 1984
- 28th January 1984
- Academic Press
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