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Response Measures Models - NIEIR
 
NIEIR
Name and contact of the organization

National Institute of Economics and Industry Research

National Institute of Economics and Industry Research, 416 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill, Victoria, 3068, Australia

Tel: ++61 3 9488 8444
Fax: ++61 3 9482 3262
Email: admin@nieir.com.au

Description of model NIEIR Multipurpose model is an energy modelling system comprised of: 1)  macroeconomic and industry activity models for the whole country and Australia's states;  2) an energy forecasting model (EFM); 3) an energy technology model (ETM); 4) an energy environmental impact model (ENVI); and 5) an energy production and pricing model.

The model is mainly used for: 1) analysing impact of removal of cross-subsidies in electricity prices;  2) forecasting of electricity demand and load growth; 3) projecting of greenhouse gas emissions; 4) evaluating alternative power station options; and 5) assessing the impact of increased penetration of energy-efficient technologies and renewable energies on energy demand and supply and greenhouse gas emissions. 
Particular relevance The NIEIR model is relevant in analysing the  development and diffusion of carbon-neutral technologies in Australian electricity generation.  The  model can also be used in assessing the impacts of changes in subsidies  and energy-efficiency rates.
Coverage Australia
Model applications n/a
Organization's main area of research Private economic research, consulting and training.
Other projects / reseach Reports (http://www.nieir.com.au/research_centre/reports.html)
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