In order to address the twenty-first-century challenges of decarbonisation, energy security and cost-effectiveness it is essential to understand whole energy systems and the interconnection and interaction between different components. An integrated language is therefore needed to assist energy policymakers and to help industrial stakeholders assess future energy systems and infrastructure and make realistic technical and economic decisions.

Whole Energy System Dynamics provides an interdisciplinary approach to whole energy systems; providing insights and understanding of it in the context of challenges, opportunities and solutions at different levels and time steps. It discusses approaches across disciplinary boundaries as well as existing issues within three main themes: theory, modelling and policy, and their interlinkage with geopolitics, markets and practice. Spataru argues that there is an urgent need for a whole energy system integration. This is necessary for effective analysis, design and control of the interactions and interdependencies involved in the technical, economic, regulatory and social dimensions of the energy system.

This book is essential reading for students interested in the area of energy systems, policy and modelling. It is also a valuable read for policymakers, professionals, researchers, academics, engineers and industrial stakeholders.

part I|2 pages

Theory and history

part II|2 pages


chapter 8|3 pages

Why do mathematical modelling?

chapter 9|7 pages

Indicators and their role in models

chapter 10|25 pages

Research challenges

chapter 11|35 pages

Performance of multi-scale energy systems

part III|1 pages

Energy policy, markets and geopolitics

chapter 13|10 pages

Energy policies

What our past teaches us

chapter 14|2 pages

Measures, practices and tools

Utilising best practices to reduce air pollution and the carbon footprint worldwide

chapter 15|14 pages

Electricity markets