THE ENERGY SUPPLY PLANNING MODEL. VOLUME I. MODEL STRUCTURE AND USE

In late 1973, a growing national perception of the degree of U.S. dependence on foreign oil supplies stimulated the proposal of several U.S energy policies. These policies were generally aimed at reducing, or at least varying, demand for specific energy forms and devising different schemes to supply sufficient energy from domestic resources at the earliest possible data. To compare and evaluate these proposals, a means was desired for converting the proposed policies into strategies and programs that would establish, primarily, 'critical path facilities' and, in so doing, would make possible judgements on the feasibility of the proposed policies. After some reflection on the complexities of an undertaking of this kind, it was decided to generate a consistent means of converting proposed U.S. energy supply policies to annual schedules of facilities and the capital, manpower, and material resources required to bring them on-line. This, it was believed, would constitute the first step toward determining the feasibility of proposed policies. This report documents the study. The structure and function of the Energy Supply Planning Model are described and its use illustrated. Both the modeling effort and the development of the supporting data base are at a point where the model may be used intelligently for energy supply planning.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-245383, TRIS # 169601.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bechtel Corporation

    Energy Systems Group
    San Francisco, CA  USA  94119

    National Science Foundation

    Office of Energy Research and Development Policy
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Authors:
    • CARASSO, M
    • Gallagher, J M
    • Sharma, K J
    • Gayle, J R
    • Barany, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Pagination: 244 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169600
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF-10900-II-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-C867
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM