Agent-based modelling in the energy transition

05 november 2021 16:00 t/m 17:00 - Locatie: Zoom - Door: Social Innovation in the Energy Transition | Zet in mijn agenda


In order to understand the collective action of individuals and their complex interactions within energy communities, various qualitative and quantitative approaches are used, including agent-based modelling (ABM), district choice modelling, survey and interviews. Using these approaches in combination of theories and frameworks such as “Institutional Analysis and Development framework”, “The four-layer model of Williamson”, “Social Value Orientation theory”, “Theory of Planned Behaviour” and “Behavioural Reasoning Theory”. Different scenarios and governance strategies are explored for establishing energy communities, focusing more specifically on thermal energy communities and energy communities dealing with energy security issues.

Key-note speaker:

Javanshir Fouladvand

Javanshir Fouladvand is a PhD candidate at Technology, Policy and Management faculty of TU Delft. He is also a lecturer at Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development of Utrecht University. He obtained his Master’s degree in Environmental and Energy Management (MEEM) at University of Twente in the Netherlands and his Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran in Iran. He has several years of experience as an energy consultant, both in the Netherlands and Iran. Persian Gazelle Solar Car III and sustainable community heating system design in Den Helder are examples of the projects he was involved before his PhD.