The whole systems energy modelling consortium (wholeSEM) is a ground breaking multi-institution initiative to develop, integrate and apply state-of-the-art energy models.
Energy models provide essential quantitative insights into the 21st Century challenges of decarbonisation, energy security, energy equity, and cost-effectiveness. Models provide the integrating language and framework that assists energy policy makers – focusing at different scales and time periods – to make improved decisions and trade-offs in conditions of pervasive uncertainty. Whole systems energy modelling also has a central role in helping energy supply companies to make technical and economic decisions with regard to future energy technologies and infrastructure, as well as in the assessment of the potential role of societal and behavioural change.
22 November 2016Two major reports on flexibility in Great Britain's energy system have been released this month.
17 November 2016UCL's Francesco Fuso Nerini contributed to the final editing and review of World Energy Outlook 2016 as part of his 3-month wholeSEM fellowship at the International Energy Agency.
Committee on Climate Change acknowledges wholeSEM UCL-Energy team in supporting efforts to address UK climate targets with net zero modellingIn October 2016 the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) released ‘UK Climate Action Following the Paris Agreement’
03 - 04 July 2017Please save the date for our innovative 4th annual conference.
wholeSEM Stakeholder Event: Top Down Integration Project - Challenging the Feasibility and Key Elements of a Long Term Decarbonisation Pathway
30 November 2016Models are often relied upon by policy makers to provide evidence that informs the decision-making process. But what kind of evidence is needed? How is uncertainty communicated? And based upon what assumptions?
21 - 22 September 2016
How will innovation transform the energy sector in the next 5-10 years?
Join Professor Neil Strachan and members of the wholeSEM consortium at BIEE’s 11th Oxford research conference for two days of ...
04 - 05 July 2016Our 3rd Annual Conference combines our strands of thinking that try to model the future energy pathways under uncertainty where the demands of policy makers and indeed the framing of the issues are ...
11 April 2016There has been emerging agreement that given the growing importance of flexibility that we should start in depth discussions and share experiences and insights, in order to inform future research agenda. Keep an ...
05 - 06 May 2016wholeSEM and the British Sociological Association Climate Change group are hosting a 2 day workshop about how everyday social practices can be re-configured to be less energy intensive. An intended output of the ...