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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Modelling Evidence in Public Policy

Workshop report: Exploring research requirements to support the use of modelling evidence in energy policy development

Evidence from mathematical modelling is increasingly important in the development of energy policy – for instance in Great Britain in the development and implementation of the recent Electricity Market Reform agenda. Understanding how these models are communicated and interpreted within the policy process is crucial to ensuring that good decisions are made based on evidence from modelling.

The workshop was hosted by Ofgem in May 2017, and attracted a wide range of attendees from academia, industry and government to explore the use of modelling analysis in public policy, and to identify key research requirements.

The event was lead-sponsored by Supergen Hubnet. It was also supported by Ofgem as the event host, plus Durham Energy Institute, the Centre for Energy Systems Integration, and the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences (the joint Mathematics Schools of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt Universities).

This event built on a previous workshop held in 2016 at Durham Energy Institute on Science and Modelling in Policy

Read the final report of the event.