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Decarbonization Pathways of Worldwide Energy Systems -- Definition and Modeling of Archetypes
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  • Martin Kueppers ,
  • Stephany Nicole Paredes Pineda ,
  • Michael Metzger ,
  • Matthias Huber ,
  • Simon Paulus ,
  • Hans Joerg Heger ,
  • Stefan Niessen
Martin Kueppers
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Stephany Nicole Paredes Pineda
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Michael Metzger
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Matthias Huber
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Simon Paulus
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Hans Joerg Heger
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Stefan Niessen
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Abstract

This paper includes an approach to summarize energy systems of countries worldwide in energy system archetypes. These archetypes are generated by a clustering algorithm and modeled in an energy system optimization model by standardized rules. The results show that archetypes provide an opportunity to compare decarbonization pathways of different countries on a global level. Furthermore, they can be used to simplify data collection and elaborate the potential of new technologies in different energy systems.
Mar 2021Published in Applied Energy volume 285 on pages 116438. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.116438