Texas National Energy Modeling Project

Texas National Energy Modeling Project

An Experience in Large-Scale Model Transfer and Evaluation

1st Edition - July 21, 1970

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  • Editor: Milton L. Holloway
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260907

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Texas National Energy Modeling Project: An Experience in Large-Scale Model Transfer and Evaluation reports on the Texas National Energy Model Project (TNEMP) experience. The TNEP was tasked with providing an independent evaluation of the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Midterm Energy Forecasting System. It also provided recommendations to the Texas Energy Advisory Council concerning the maintenance of a national modeling system by the Council to evaluate Texas impacts within a consistent national modeling framework. The book provides all of the summary material documenting the entire experience, sequentially, from beginning to end. It first lays out the purposes of TNEMP, the organizational structure for the study, and an explanation of the evaluation criteria used to guide the model critiques. It summarizes in some detail the important findings of each of the 11 studies contained in Part II published under a separate cover. It presents the National Advisory Board’s assessment of the integrity of the evaluation project, their views of important outcomes of the TNEMP experience, and important recommendations to TNEMP and EIA. The final chapters contain an overview reply by EIA and a summary of a workshop held at the end of the project to discuss substantive issues raised by TNEMP.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Reader's Guide and Acknowledgments

    List of Acronyms




    Major Findings

    The Models

    Model Assessment Criteria

    Continued Texas Work

    Chapter 1 Project Purpose and Structure


    Project Purpose

    Organizational Structure for the Study

    Evaluation Criteria

    Chapter 2 Analysis Team Conclusions and Recommendations


    Major Conclusions Concerning MEFS

    Appropriate Uses of MEFS

    Recommendations for Model Improvements

    Recommendations for Model Transfer

    Chapter 3 Further Modeling Assessment and Development for Texas


    Texas Energy Policy Project Objectives

    Major Considerations for Structuring TEPP

    TEPP Structuring and Funding

    Schedule of Work for TEPP: 1980-81 Biennium

    Chapter 4 National Advisory Board Report


    An Assessment of TNEMP

    Substantive Issues Relative to the Structure and Operation of MEFS

    Recommendations to TEAC

    General Comments and Recommendations

    Chapter 5 Department of Energy Review Comments


    Summary of Responses

    Chapter 6 Workshop on Substantive Issues

    Overview Statements

    Workshop Summaries

    Appendix A Documentation of Uses of MEFS

    Appendix B Abstracts of the Eleven Studies of Part II

Product details

  • No. of pages: 156
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: July 21, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260907

About the Editor

Milton L. Holloway

Milton Holloway holds a Bachelor of Science (1966) and Master of Science (1968) degrees in Applied and Resource Economics from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Oregon State University (1972). He is founder and President of Resource Economics, Inc., an economic consulting firm in Austin, Texas. His professional experience includes consulting, university teaching (in Texas and Mexico) and direction of Texas energy policy and R&D agencies. Holloway’s primary consulting, research and teaching interests have focused on applied economics and natural resource conservation in both public and private sector venues. During the decade following the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973 he directed Texas energy policy agencies focused on energy policy and new technology R&D. Under Holloway’s leadership (alongside others) Texas adopted the first ever comprehensive Texas energy policy, and recommended energy policy changes to the federal government. Following the deregulation of Texas electric utilities in 2005 Holloway helped organize, and then directed, a Texas non-profit organization - the Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies (CCET) whose purpose was to promote technological and institutional innovation in the Texas electric market. The state agency roles of the 1970s and early 1980s included Executive Director appointments by two Texas Governors with Senate confirmation. The CCET appointment as President and COO was made by the organization’s private sector Board of Directors.

Affiliations and Expertise

Founder and President, Resource Economics, Inc., Austin, Texas, USA

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