Energy System Modeling Tools: Review and Comparison in the Context of Developing Countries
Paper i proceeding, 2020

Given the fact that there are a wide variety of models that are available for analysing energy systems, it is important to develop a comparative overview of the models in terms of several criteria, particularly their applicability to developing countries where unique features such as traditional energy consumption, informal economy, urban-rural divide, low electrification, poor performance of the power sector, supply shortage, data and skill needs, etc. should be considered. This paper presents a review and comparison of the most commonly used modeling tools for analysing energy and electricity system. It reviews the available literature and follows a systematic approach of classifying the alternative models that can serve as a guidance to select the most appropriate analytical tool, mainly when dealing with energy modeling and analysis for developing countries.

developing countries

comparison of models

model criteria

energy system models


Dawit Gebremeskel

Addis Ababa University

Getachew Bekele

Addis Ababa University

Erik Ahlgren

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Energiteknik

2020 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica, PowerAfrica 2020


7th Annual IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica Conference
, Kenya,


Miljöanalys och bygginformationsteknik




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