A prototype agent-based modeling approach for energy system analysis
ABSTRACT The current world energy system is highly complex and is rapidly evolving to incorporate emerging energy technologies. An understanding of how these technologies will be incorporated into the existing system is needed in order to make intermediate and long term research and infrastructure decisions. We propose an agent-based modeling and simulation approach for energy system analysis that can be used to investigate the mechanisms by which changes occur within the system. The approach has been applied to the Indiana state energy system.