A Study about Effects on Multiple Renewable Energy Policies Using Multiagent Simulation

Nariaki NISHINO  Ayumu KIKKAWA  

D - Abstracts of IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems (Japanese Edition)   Vol.J96-D   No.12   pp.2888-2899
Publication Date: 2013/12/01
Online ISSN: 1881-0225
Print ISSN: 1880-4535
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Software Agent and Its Applications)
mutiagent simulation,  institutional design,  electricity demand model,  game theory,  

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To facilitate the use of renewable energy, several kinds of policies are currently conducted all over the world: for example, green house gas tax, emission trading, subsidies, etc. Although many researches are studied for an individual policy, there are few studies considering the interdependent effect when multiple policies are adopted simultaneously. Our study, extending the preceding research by Fisher et al. (2008), constructs the multiple policy model involved with six kinds of policies, in which there are four kinds of electricity producers who respectively produce electricity with different energy resources like petroleum, natural gas, nuclear power, and renewable energy. With theoretical analysis and multiagent simulation, we clarify that, under a certain condition, multiple-policy enforcement brings about negative effects for promoting the renewable energy use.