TEMPEST – Technological EconoMic Political Energy Systems Transition
- Geographical scope:National
- Model type:Multiscale
- Time horizon:1980-2070
- Initial Release:2018
- Institution(s):University College London, University of Sussex
- Referent:Rachel Freeman
TEMPEST (Technological EconoMic Political Energy Systems Transition) is a multi-scale model of the UK’s energy demand and supply system. It focuses on the transition of the energy system to be completely decarbonised in line with the Paris Agreement (e.g. by 2080), with an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050 (meeting the targets in the Climate Change Act 2008), and potential for faster reductions if needed to meet the 1.5°C target.
TEMPEST is being developed as part of the O-STET project, in which UCL’s Energy Institute is partnering with the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex (SPRU) and the Energy Systems Catapult.
The model builds on the findings of BLUE (the Behaviour, Lifestyles and Uncertainty Energy model), widening the boundary to include additional factors that have been identified as important to achieving real-world success in energy transition – political, socio-technical, and techno-economic.