The Office of the Chief Economic Adviser wants the model to include all processes or investments which have the potential to impact upon the level of greenhouse gas emissions – and removal – in Scotland.
The model – which must be completed by 31 August 2016 – is needed to simulate investment decisions across the Scottish energy system from the year 2010 out to 2050 which could impact on commodity prices, investment costs, CO2 and all GHG emissions; energy-flows and capacities.
The model should be ‘technologically-rich and flexible’ and capable of simulating the effect of current and future policy decisions. It will be needed to consider the implications of future changes in energy demand and the security of energy supply.
The model and any scenarios supplied with it are to be robust; underpinned by research evidence and capable of standing up to challenge from the academic community and other stakeholders.
The deadline for submitting bids for the contract is by 12-midday on 30 March 2015.