Articles | Volume 15, issue 12
Model description paper
29 Jun 2022
Model description paper |  | 29 Jun 2022

TIM: modelling pathways to meet Ireland's long-term energy system challenges with the TIMES-Ireland Model (v1.0)

Olexandr Balyk, James Glynn, Vahid Aryanpur, Ankita Gaur, Jason McGuire, Andrew Smith, Xiufeng Yue, and Hannah Daly


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-359', James Price, 13 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-359', Oliver Broad, 14 Jan 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-359', Olexandr Balyk, 14 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Olexandr Balyk on behalf of the Authors (19 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (31 May 2022) by Gunnar Luderer
Short summary
Ireland has significantly increased its climate mitigation ambition, with a recent commitment to reduce greenhouse gases by an average of 7 % yr-1 in the period to 2030 and a net-zero target for 2050. This article describes the TIMES-Ireland model (TIM) developed to inform Ireland's energy system decarbonisation challenge. The paper also outlines a priority list of future model developments to better meet the challenge, taking into account equity, cost-effectiveness, and technical feasibility.