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ISLA Energy Model

Our models capitalise on large-scale ‘islands and coastal’ data sets and mathematical methods to capture the complex system of interactions between resource use (energy, water, land, materials, food).

The energy demand and supply modelling for islands nations: ISLA Model is a simulation model developed initially to analyse the future energy supply and demand scenarios based on changes in policies, regulations, historical trends, technology costs and performance. It includes all energy source streams and all demand sectors (residential, industry, services, and transport). The primary purpose is the techno-economic analysis of possible scenarios, assessing the impact of increased use of renewable energy, low carbon technologies, application of energy efficiency measures.

The model has been extended to other resources (water, land, materials, food) to help understand the trade-offs between energy and other resource use.

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