Deliberation Platform for Energy Transition Policies: How to Make Complex Things Simple
Energies 2021
Andra Blumberga, Armands Grāvelsiņš, Dagnija Blumberga

The energy transition from inefficient fossil-based to sustainable energy systems can face various lock-ins. There are no pathways that are free of stress. However, many routes are possible. A good understanding of the dynamic behavior of systems is crucial, and proper support tools are needed to assess the outcomes of every selected pathway. This study aims to develop an Internet-based interface tool for the national energy simulation model as a tool for a “hybrid forum”; study energy transition lock-ins in one of the Eastern European countries; and apply the interface tool to study different pathways to Latvia’s climate and energy goals. System dynamics are used to reach the goals of the study. A causal loop diagram is applied to study feedback loops and lock-ins, a stock-and-flow structure is used to build a simulation model, and a user interface tool is built on top of it. The results show that the developed interface tool is user-friendly and can be used as a discussion platform. The results from the case study reveal how the soft power of Russia can lock in the energy transition in Eastern European countries by creating policy choices with additive effects and what pathways towards energy transition can be used to lock-out.

Atslēgas vārdi
energy transition; simulation model; system dynamics; model interface; energy efficiency; renewable energy sources

Blumberga, A., Grāvelsiņš, A., Blumberga, D. Deliberation Platform for Energy Transition Policies: How to Make Complex Things Simple. Energies, 2021, Vol. 15, No. 1, Article number 90. ISSN 1996-1073. Pieejams: doi:10.3390/en15010090

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