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Author Wittmann, Tobias.

Title Agent-based models of energy investment decisions / Tobias Wittmann
Published Heidelberg : Physica-Verlag, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 113 pages) : illustrations
Series Sustainability and innovation, 1860-1030
Sustainability and innovation. 1860-1030
Contents Drivers of Change and Energy Models -- Model Design -- Private Actor Model -- Commercial Actor Model -- Conclusions
Summary As societies face the challenge of securing an efficient and environmentally sound energy supply, researchers have strived to determine the future development of energy consumption, infrastructure and technology endowment. This book proposes a new agent-based approach to studying the development of urban energy systems. Decisions of private and commercial investors and operators are modeled using a bounded rational decision model which are parameterized by socio-economic data. The study goes on to analyze the impact of firms??? competition on technology diffusion and calculate diffusion curves
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-113)
Notes Print version record
Subject Energy policy -- Computer simulation.
Energy policy -- Environmental aspects.
Power resources -- Computer simulation.
Dwellings -- Energy consumption -- Computer simulation.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008922630
ISBN 3790820032 (electronic bk.)
9783790820034 (electronic bk.)