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Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science, 2022, 4(8); doi: 10.25236/AJEE.2022.040812.

A Practice Evaluation and Discussion on the Application of the UK TIMES Model


Xinyu Li

Corresponding Author:
Xinyu Li

Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, the United Kingdom


UK TIMES is a model of the UK energy system developed by UCL and the UK Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. The UK TIMES model depicts the UK’s energy system, from fuel extraction and trade to fuel processing and transport, power generation and all final energy demand. The model generates scenarios for the evolution of the energy system based on different assumptions around demand evolution, future technology costs, measured energy system costs, and all greenhouse gases related to the scenarios. In order to understand and analysis the current application status of this model in practical research, one journal paper about achieving net-zero emissions was selected as an example to be analysed. This paper will summarise the main features and key findings of the modelling exercise. At the same time, the paper will place this analysis in the broader research context by briefly drawing on other literature and describe how well the analysis follows best practice guidelines. Finally, this essay will provide three specific suggestions to the authors as to how they might improve their analysis. Clear justification for these recommendations will also be provided.


UK TIMES energy systems model, best practice guidelines, scenario sensitivity analysis, model-based analysis

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Xinyu Li. A Practice Evaluation and Discussion on the Application of the UK TIMES Model. Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science (2022) Vol. 4 Issue 8: 63-66. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJEE.2022.040812.


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