Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP)
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ENPEP-BALANCE's graphical user interface allows users to "drag and drop" to build an energy supply and demand network. The model then employs a market share algorithm to estimate the penetration of supply alternatives. It uses an equilibrium solution to develop an energy system configuration that balances the conflicting demands, objectives, and market forces of the economy. 'The ENPEP-BALANCE approach simulates more accurately the more complex market behavior of multiple decision makers that may not be captured by optimization techniques that assume a single decision maker.'
When to Use This Tool
This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:
Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).
The equilibrium prices and quantities of energy sources that clear all markets for all energy supply forms and all energy uses included in the energy network. This is an energy system configuration that balances the conflicting demands, objectives, and market forces of the economy. Concurrently with the energy estimates, it computes the environmental residuals associated with a given energy system configuration, including greenhouse gases, criteria air pollutants, waste generation, water pollution, and land use.
How to Use This Tool
Training is offered by Argonne National Laboratory on a case-by-case basis.
Level of Expertise
Basic input parameters include information on the energy system structure, base-year energy statistics including production, and consumption levels and prices, projected energy demand growth, and any technical and policy constraints.
Examples of how Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP-BALANCE) has helped people assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies in countries and regions:
Case studies of Uruguay Natural Gas Market, Romania National Energy Policy, and Turkey GHG Mitigation Analysis are available on the website: http://www.dis.anl.gov/projects/Enpepwin.html
The Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) is an energy analysis software tool which was developed at Argonne National Laboratory."The Windows version of the Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP-BALANCE) is the premier energy systems analysis software in use in over 80 countries. ENPEP-BALANCE has been developed by CEEESA with support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ENPEP-BALANCE allows users to evaluate the entire energy system (supply and demand sides) and the environmental implications of different energy strategies. The latest ENPEP-BALANCE version takes full advantage of the Windows operating environment." 
|Available Data||Technology cost and performance data|
|Case Studies||International Applications|
|Cost||Free to NGO, Government and Researchers|
|Training||Argonne National Laboratory Training and Workshops|