- LEcA Tool
- Aalto’s in-house model
The REEEM project aims at analyzing how different technologies can impact the transition to a low carbon economy in the EU28+2 (Norway and Switzerland) by 2050. To do so, a suite of models is used, looking at different aspects (macroeconomics, energy system optimization, LCA of energy technologies etc.) and on different scales spanning from pan EU28+2 to case studies covering either single countries or even municipalities. In many cases those models are soft-linked resulting in a multi-modelling framework.
Soft-linking models means establishing an exchange of inputs and/or outputs between them, so that one can be informed by the findings of another. The exchange can be either mono-directional (from one model to the other) or bi-directional (through iterations). In either way, soft- linking models is a complicated process and it requires a set of well-defined and documented actions.
In REEEM, the integrated modelling framework will be created step-by-step, linking two models at every step.
The full integrated modelling framework will be completed by end of the project and can be summarized by Figure x.
Currently the links established are those marked in Figure y by thick borders