Future of community energy systems - lessons from agent-based modelling
This chapter proposes that agent-based modelling (ABM) is a highly useful technique to model the emergence and behaviour of community energy schemes in diverse contexts and uses a number of implemented models to illustrate how the technique may be used to provide insight into smart community energy schemes that would not be possible using other modelling techniques. Use of ABM to understand the interactions between technology, economics, community members and policy is discussed and the potential for analysing future community energy systems, including those within smart cities, is discussed.
Citation : Snape, J. R. and Boait, P. J. (2019) Future of Community Energy Systems - Lessons from Agent-Based Modelling. In: Nuttall, W. J. et al. (eds.) Energy and Mobility in Smart Cities. London, UK: Insititution of Civil Engineers Publishing.
Research Institute : Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)
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