How sustainable is a low carbon power system? Holistic hybrid modelling for the Portuguese case-study

Patrícia Fortes, Sara Proença

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This paper proposes a new methodological framework to assess in a holistic approach the sustainability of energy scenarios. It combines endogenous modelling outcomes, from the hybrid technological-economic modelling platform HYBTEP, with external indicators to evaluate the environmental, economic and social performance of distinct power sector scenarios. Results for Portugal show that a shift to mature and cost-effective renewable power technologies conducts to positive impacts at environmental, economic (GDP) and social spheres (employment), while costly emergent technologies are counterproductive. This tool and its outcomes can provide valuable insights for the design of technology-oriented policies that allow fostering sustainability targets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-401
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event5th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research, ICEER 2018 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 23 Jul 201827 Jul 2018



  • Bottom-up CGE hybrid modelling
  • Energy system
  • Power sector scenarios
  • Sustainability assessment

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