29 June 2021 - Stakeholder national workshops

Energy modelling workshop in Ukraine

On June 29th and 30th, 60 Ukrainian participants from academia, the government, private companies and public energy agencies joined Low Carbon Ukraine and the Kyiv School of Energy Policy for a workshop on energy and electricity system modelling. The event was co-organised with Bruegel and the PARIS REINFORCE consortium.

The participants learned about a variety of different energy models (TIMES Ukraine, PRIMES, TIAM, LEAP) and about their advantages and peculiarities. LCU also presented the in-house developed Optimal Dispatch Model of the Ukrainian electricity system.

Presenters included:

  • Jan Abrell, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
  • Rocco De Miglio, E4SMA S.r.l (PARIS REINFORCE)
  • Oleksandr Diachuk, Institute for Economic Forecasting
  • Ajay Gambhir, Imperial College London (PARIS REINFORCE)
  • Lukas Feldhaus, LCU Analyst
  • Manuel v. Mettenheim, LCU Analyst
  • Clemens Stiewe, LCU Consultant
  • Rouven Stubbe, LCU Analyst
  • Georg Zachmann, LCU Team leader (PARIS REINFORCE)

The target of the two days was for the participants to be able to look behind the curtains of modelling, in order to better understand and assess the validity of models’ results. This is especially important, as Ukraine is currently laying out the path for the future of its energy system, with several competing plans and scenarios. Understanding what these scenarios imply and what their projections in terms of costs, energy consumption and emission levels actually mean is thus crucial for researchers and decision-makers.



Approaching model-based scenario analysis “as a means of understanding” (Rocco De Miglio)

Documentation of LCU’s energy model of Ukraine