Energy Systems Modelling at the Delta-E+ Research Lab
The energy systems modelling field is evolving to address challenges of demand side management, electricity storage, distributed energy resources, decarbonization pathways and more. This poses significant challenges for modellers as the techniques and model structures needed to address these challenges are not well established, and in some cases, not yet developed. The literature has many examples of attempts to address each of these topics, but much work remains to be able to address these topics in a holistic manner to best guide energy system policies towards decarbonization. At the Delta-E+ Research Lab at Simon Fraser University School of Sustainable Energy Engineering we develop modelling techniques to address these challenges for both Canadian and International contexts, helping improve energy systems analysis around the globe. In this page we describe some of the recent developments in modelling at Delta-E+ and identify ongoing modelling challenges. These modelling innovations will allow for better energy policies to be implemented by governments, industry and public sector partners both in Canada and Internationally.