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wholeSEM Whole Systems Energy Modelling Consortium

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.

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Achieving climate targets may require additional investments of £35bn–£80bn

Achieving climate targets may require additional investments of £35bn–£80bn

07 February 2017

A new wholeSEM paper ‘Investment appraisal of cost-optimal and near-optimal pathways for the UK electricity sector transition to 2050’ by Francis Li and Evelina Trutnevyte E. (2017) has been published in Applied Energy.
Call for PhD Students to Present at wholeSEM 4th Annual Conference

Call for PhD Students to Present at wholeSEM 4th Annual Conference

24 January 2017

Are you a PhD student?

Professor John Loughead announced as Keynote Speaker for 4th Annual Conference

Professor John Loughead announced as Keynote Speaker for 4th Annual Conference

Professor John Loughhead Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has been announced as keynote speaker for the wholeSEM Annual Conference 2017.
UKTM Model Explained

UKTM Model Explained

wholeSEM and UCL-Energy have released an animation explaining the importance of the UK Times (UKTM) model.
Flexibility essential for GB energy system - wholeSEM modelling used to inform two major reports.

Flexibility essential for GB energy system - wholeSEM modelling used to inform two major reports.

Two major reports on flexibility in Great Britain's energy system have been released this month.
How will the global energy sector look in 2040? World Energy Outlook 2016 launched

How will the global energy sector look in 2040? World Energy Outlook 2016 launched

UCL'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.   

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Energy Pathways under Deep Uncertainty: What do Decision Makers Really Think is Important?

Energy Pathways under Deep Uncertainty: What do Decision Makers Really Think is Important?

30 March 2017

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and the Whole Systems Energy Modelling consortium (wholeSEM) are inviting participants to a 2 hour workshop on the ETI's latest research collaboration with the UCL Energy Institute.
Annual Conference July 2017: The Past, Present and Future of Energy Modelling

Annual Conference July 2017: The Past, Present and Future of Energy Modelling

03 - 04 July 2017

Please save the date for our innovative 4th annual conference with keynote speaker John Loughhead Chief Scientific Adviser at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
wholeSEM Stakeholder Event: Top Down Integration Project - Challenging the Feasibility and Key Elements of a Long Term Decarbonisation Pathway

wholeSEM Stakeholder Event: Top Down Integration Project - Challenging the Feasibility and Key Elements of a Long Term Decarbonisation Pathway

30 November 2016

Models 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?
BIEE Oxford Research Conference: Innovation and Disruption: the energy sector in transition

BIEE Oxford Research Conference: Innovation and Disruption: the energy sector in transition

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 ...
Annual Conference 2016: Energy Modelling Insights for Iterative Decision Making

Annual Conference 2016: Energy Modelling Insights for Iterative Decision Making

04 - 05 July 2016

Our 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 ...
Flexibility in Energy System Models

Flexibility in Energy System Models

11 April 2016

There 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 ...