ESME is a least-cost optimisation model designed to explore technology options for a carbon constrained energy system, subject to additional constraints around energy security, peak energy demand and more.
The main body of this document catalogues the sources used as underlying evidence for the data in the ETI’s ESME model. This information takes the form of references to the outputs of ETI technology projects and/or third party published papers. The intention is to give signposts to the underlying evidence and to briefly state which data have been used and how, without giving detailed calculations. Note that this document does not contain the final numerical values in the ESME dataset. The ESME dataset itself is not published, but is available to users of the ESME model.
The purpose of this document is to give visibility of which sources have been used to populate the ESME datasets and to show how the ESME dataset is built on a foundation of strong evidence.