EPA Science Inventory

EPA U.S. NATIONAL MARKAL DATABASE: DATABASE DOCUMENTATION

Citation:

SHAY, C. L., S. YEH, J. DECAROLIS, D. H. LOUGHLIN, C. L. GAGE, AND E. WRIGHT. EPA U.S. NATIONAL MARKAL DATABASE: DATABASE DOCUMENTATION. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-06/057, 2006.

Description:

This document describes in detail the U.S. Energy System database developed by EPA's Integrated Strategic Assessment Work Group for use with the MARKAL model. The group is part of the Office of Research and Development and is located in the National Risk Management Research Laboratory Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division's Atmospheric Protection Branch. The documentation is designed to help users of the database known as the EPA National Model. The model was developed to aid in technology assessment as part of a larger Air Quality Assessment being performed by EPA ORD. MARKAL is a data-driven, energy systems economic-optimization model. The user inputs the structure of the energy system to be modeled, including resource supplies, energy conversion technologies, end use demand, and the technologies used to satisfy these demands.

URLs/Downloads:

NRMRL RTP 375.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 1009 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Start Date: 07/10/2006
Completion Date: 07/10/2006
Record Last Revised: 06/01/2007
Record Created: 03/21/2006
Record Released: 03/21/2006
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 150883

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

ATMOSPHERIC PROTECTION BRANCH