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Gamification model for communicating and evaluating renewable energy planning

Peer Reviewed
1 October 2023

Verónica Marrero-Trujillo, Jessica Arias-Gaviria, Santiago Arango-Aramburo, Erik R. Larsen

Most energy models used for policy analysis are too complex for non-experts. We propose an energy model and demonstrate how non-experts can employ it to understand and evaluate renewable energy policies. The model has a game-like user interface, known as a microworld, made accessible to a broader range of users, allowing them to interact directly with the model without needing a specialist, enhancing the user's comprehension of the regulatory options for renewables. This microworld has been used in workshops with specialists and graduate and undergraduate students. The tool and the complementary material are freely available online.


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Marrero-Trujillo, V., Arias-Gaviria, J., Arango-Aramburo, S., & Larsen, E. R. (2023). Gamification model for communicating and evaluating renewable energy planning. Utilities Policy, 84, 101624.
Publication | 27 July 2023