Market Allocation Model (MARKAL)
From Open Energy Information
The Market Allocation Model (MARKAL) is a generic model tailored by the input data to represent the evolution over a period of usually 40 to 50 years of a specific energy system at the national, regional, state or province, or community level. Each technology modeled is represented by a set of performance and cost characteristics. The model selects that combination of technologies that minimizes total energy system cost.