Dr.ir. E.J.L. (Emile) Chappin
Emile Chappin is an Associate Professor at the Energy and Industry Group of the department Technology Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology, co-director of the TPM Energy Transition Lab, a senior research fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy and Environment, and a pianist and conductor. Emile’s research focuses on the role of simulation models and games for the energy transition, energy system analysis, and energy policy.
Emile’s research interest is in the role of simulation modelling, in particular agent-based modelling on the domain of energy systems. In his research, Emile connects developments in modelling methodology to an understanding of complex socio-technical energy systems in order to better understand how to model, analyse and design (parts) of the energy transition. His primary interests are to unravel the possible long-term dynamics of energy systems and how they are shaped by energy policies, and in contributing to the modelling methods that address important academic and societal questions in this area.
Chappin, E. J. L., M. Soana, C. E. C. Arensman, and F. Swart. The Y factor for Climate Change abatement A method to rank options beyond abatement costs. Energy Policy, 147:111894, December 2020. ISSN 03014215. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111894.
Chappin, E. J. L., L. J. de Vries, J. Richstein, P. Bhaghwat, K. Iychettira, and S. Khan. Simulating climate and energy policy with agent-based modelling: the energy modelling laboratory (emlab). Environmental Modelling & Software, 96:421–431, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.07.009.
Georg Holtz, Floortje Alkemade, Fjalar De Haan, Jonathan Köhler, Evelina Trutnevyte, Tobias Luthe, Johannes Halbe, George Papachristos, Emile Chappin, Jan Kwakkel, Sampsa Ruutu. Prospects of modelling societal transitions: Position paper of an emerging community. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 17, 41-58. 2015/12/1 doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2015.05.0006
Chappin, E.J.L. PhD thesis: Simulating energy transitions. Next Generation Infrastructures 42, 341. 2011/6/16
E.J.L. Chappin., G.P.J. Dijkema. On the impact of CO2 emission-trading on power generation emissions. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 76 (3), 358-370. 2009/3/31. doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2008.08.004.
Flaminio Squazzoni, J Gareth Polhill, Bruce Edmonds, Petra Ahrweiler, Patrycja Antosz, Geeske Scholz, Emile Chappin, Melania Borit, Harko Verhagen, Francesca Giardini, Nigel Gilbert. Computational models that matter during a global pandemic outbreak: a call to action. SimSoc Consortium. 2020/03/31. doi: 10.18564/jasss.4298.
Energy Transition Lab, Co-director TPM Energy Transition Lab
An experimental lab with the ambition to perform innovative and interdisciplinary research on the development of new approaches, methods and tools for fostering an effective, fair, legitimate energy transition. From various perspectives and with various (multi)methods, TPM Energy Transition Lab studies behavior in and design of the energy transition.
Y-factor, The Y-factor for climate abatement
The Y-factor visualizes the complexity of climate abatement.
Studying human behaviour in and between groups: combing the Social Identity Approach (SIA) and Social Simulation.
Provides empirical evidence for the effectiveness of policies such as energy labels or subsidies for the adoption of energy-efficient technologies in households, relying on representative choice experiments in eight EU countries.
EMLab, Energy Modelling Laboratory (EMLab)
The energy modelling laboratory of the TU Delft. EMLab is a node in a network of open source projects, initiated in the TU Delft. EMLab is a platform for open open source, multi-tool, multi-model, multi-level energy modelling.
Electricity market game
NWO VIDI Resilience, together with Aashis Joshi & Neelke Doorn
This project focuses on the resilience of cities and communities, especially in relation to climate change. Policy aimed at strengthening the resilience of cities or communities often involves new roles or responsibilities for citizens.
Capturing the societal value of smart energy systems
Smart grid technologies are considered to be important enablers in the transition to a more sustainable electricity system, as they facilitate the growing deployment of, among others, renewable energies. However, there are serious ethical concerns related to their use, concerning privacy, security, reliability, or affordability. To address these ethical concerns and avoid conflicts during implementation, there is a strong urgency to take moral values into account when designing smart grid technologies.
- IASS Potsdam | Ending Subsidies Slows the Growth of Wind and Solar Power | 12.10.2021
- Energy Tranisiton Lab | Modelling complexity in the energy transition | 12.10.2021
- Streekblad | ‘Zoetermeer is wel weer toe aan een feestje’ | 06.08.2021
- Delta | ‘It’s amazing that NWO can be shut down for so long’ | 17.03.2021
- Euronews | The power of energy: How dancing and walking can light up a city | 21.11.2020
- POSTILJON ZOETERMEER | Aan de praat met.. Emile Chappin | 21.03.2019
- Streekblad | Week genieten van klassiek | 2019
- UK Games Expo 2017 | Play it smart | 08.09.2017
- TROUW | Gratis colleges uit Delft voor de hele wereld | 20.07.2016
- NRC | CO2 prijs – andere koers is nodig | 16.06.2015
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Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Dr.ir. E.J.L. (Emile) Chappin
Agent-based modeling met een focus op beleid rondome duurzaamheid, CO2 en hernieuwbare energie, energiemarkten en klimaatadaptatie, vanuit het perspectief van complexe socio-technische systemen. Ontwikkelt en gebruikt modellen en serious games om beleidsinterventies te ondersteunen. Draagt bij aan het maatschappelijk en wetenschappelijk debat rondom de energietransitie.
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