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Quantitative model of New Zealand's energy supply industry

Abstract

A mathematical model is presented to assist in an analysis of energy policy options available. The model is based on an engineering orientated description of New Zealand's energy supply and distribution system. The system is cast as a linear program, in which energy demand is satisfied at least cost. The capacities and operating modes of process plant (such as power stations, oil refinery units, and LP-gas extraction plants) are determined by the model, as well as the optimal mix of fuels supplied to the final consumers. Policy analysis with the model enables a wide ranging assessment of the alternatives and uncertainties within a consistent quantitative framework. It is intended that the model be used as a tool to investigate the relative effects of various policy options, rather than to present a definitive plan for satisfying the nation's energy requirements.
Authors:
Smith, B. R.; [1]  Lucas, P. D. [2] 
  1. Victoria Univ., Wellington, (New Zealand)
  2. Ministry of Energy Resources (New Zealand)
Publication Date:
Oct 15, 1977
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-7705183-
Reference Number:
EDB-80-083642
Resource Relation:
Conference: 3. New Zealand energy conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 12 May 1977; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the third New Zealand energy conference.
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; ENERGY SOURCES; ENERGY MODELS; NEW ZEALAND; ENERGY POLICY; CONSUMPTION RATES; COST; ENERGY SUPPLIES; EVALUATED DATA; EVALUATION; FORECASTING; GRAPHS; INDUSTRY; LINEAR PROGRAMMING; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; NATURAL GAS; RESOURCE POTENTIAL; TABLES; AUSTRALASIA; DATA; DATA FORMS; ECONOMETRICS; ECONOMICS; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; 290100* - Energy Planning & Policy- Energy Analysis & Modeling
OSTI ID:
8500655
Country of Origin:
New Zealand
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 15p, Paper 4
Announcement Date:
Mar 15, 2013

Citation Formats

Smith, B. R., and Lucas, P. D. Quantitative model of New Zealand's energy supply industry. New Zealand: N. p., 1977. Web.
Smith, B. R., & Lucas, P. D. Quantitative model of New Zealand's energy supply industry. New Zealand.
Smith, B. R., and Lucas, P. D. 1977. "Quantitative model of New Zealand's energy supply industry." New Zealand.
@misc{etde_8500655,
title = {Quantitative model of New Zealand's energy supply industry}
author = {Smith, B. R., and Lucas, P. D.}
abstractNote = {A mathematical model is presented to assist in an analysis of energy policy options available. The model is based on an engineering orientated description of New Zealand's energy supply and distribution system. The system is cast as a linear program, in which energy demand is satisfied at least cost. The capacities and operating modes of process plant (such as power stations, oil refinery units, and LP-gas extraction plants) are determined by the model, as well as the optimal mix of fuels supplied to the final consumers. Policy analysis with the model enables a wide ranging assessment of the alternatives and uncertainties within a consistent quantitative framework. It is intended that the model be used as a tool to investigate the relative effects of various policy options, rather than to present a definitive plan for satisfying the nation's energy requirements.}
place = {New Zealand}
year = {1977}
month = {Oct}
}