HEC Montréal, Canada, May 2 - 4, 2011

2011 Optimization Days

HEC Montréal, Canada, 2 — 4 May 2011

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MA2 Énergie et Environnement: Modèles pour politiques publiques / Energy and Environment: Models for Public Policies

May 2, 2011 10:30 AM – 12:10 PM

Location: Béton Grilli

Chaired by Olivier Bahn

4 Presentations

  • 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

    Unconventional Oil Production Over the 2030 Horizon: Challenges with Data and Calibration in the Energy Model TIMES-Canada

    • Kathleen Vaillancourt, presenter, Université du Québec à Montréal
    • Yuri Alcocer, HEC Montréal
    • Olivier Bahn, HEC Montréal
    • Jean-Philippe Waaub, Université du Québec à Montréal

    Our objective is to analyze the evolution of conventional and unconventional oil production on the 2030 horizon in Canada, with their associated costs and GHG emissions, under three oil prices scenarios. The use of a detailed technology-based model such as TIMES-Canada represents an interesting contribution to energy policy analysis in Canada. However, many challenges are associated with the development of this evolving sector, such as data availability and reliability for calibration.

  • 10:55 AM - 11:20 AM

    Modeling Energy Security Corridors by Using Multicriteria Analysis in TIMES-Canada

    • Camille Fertel, presenter, GERAD
    • Yuri Alcocer, HEC Montréal
    • Olivier Bahn, HEC Montréal
    • Kathleen Vaillancourt, Université du Québec à Montréal
    • Jean-Philippe Waaub, Université du Québec à Montréal

    We analyze and build an “energy risk index” by using multicriteria analysis to take into account some risk components which are out of TIMES based hypothesis like perfect market conditions. We will present the case of political risk index which is one of the two components of the “energy security index”.

  • 11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

    Building the TIMES-Canada Database: Sectoral Challenges

    • Mathilde Marcy, HEC Montréal
    • Yosra Neji, HEC Montréal
    • Noushin Reisi, presenter, HEC Montréal

    This presentation gives an overview of some challenges involved in building the database of the TIMES-Canada model. Our presentation focuses on three aspects: 1) biomass potential in all provinces of Canada, 2) electricity generation technologies and 3) end-uses technologies in the residential and commercial sectors.

  • 11:45 AM - 12:10 PM

    The Impact of Climate Change Adaptation on Clean Energy Adoption

    • Olivier Bahn, presenter, HEC Montréal

    This presentation analyzes the impact of adapting to climate change on the transition towards clean energy. It uses Ada-BaHaMa, an integrated assessment model enriched to consider explicit adaptation measures. Ada-BaHaMa is extended to a non-cooperative game setting where different world regions define non-cooperatively their energy and climate policies.