Prospective Outlook on Long-Term Energy Systems (POLES)
The model provides a complete system for the simulation and economic analysis of the world’s energy sector up to 2050. POLES is a partial equilibrium model entailing a yearly recursive simulation process with a combination of price-induced behavioral equations and a cost- and performance-based system for a large number of energy or energy-related technologies.
When to Use This Tool
This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:
Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).
Greenhouse gas emissions, energy projections including energy prices and diffusion of key technologies.
How to Use This Tool
None provided; Runs on proprietary software system, Vensim, requires background knowledge to run
Level of Expertise
Energy resources, power generation, emission profiles, GDP, population, oil and gas resources, technology costs and performances (optional)
Examples of how Prospective Outlook on Long-Term Energy Systems (POLES) has helped people assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies in countries and regions:
Case studies listed at the POLES website