SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODEL OF NATIONAL ENERGY USAGE

This report presents a system dynamics model of energy usage with particular application to the national level, although the model could be used at other levels with suitable modifications. The model simulates: (1) growth in the energy usage sectors of industry, residential-commercial, transportation, and electric utilities, and (2) the depletion of the primary energy sources of coal, oil, natural gas, and uranium. The sectors in the model are highly coupled through numerous feedback loops which reflect the influence of each sector of the energy economy upon the others. The model is versatile in the sense that new energy technology can be introduced with minimal effort. A detailed description of the model is given, and a number of examples of its application are described. (ERA citation 02:045692)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sandia Laboratories

    P.O. Box 5800
    Albuquerque, NM  USA  87115

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sasser, D W
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-04-0789
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM