Date lodged: 28 June 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what resources it has committed to the continued development of the TIMES (The Integrated MARKAL-EFOM System) model.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 14 July 2017
The Scottish Government is committed to the development of the TIMES model. A dedicated branch sits with in the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser to run and extend the model. The Scottish Government has also seconded a TIMES analyst to ClimateXchange at Edinburgh University to develop the model further and to support the adoption of the TIMES model by the wider academic community in Scotland. The Scottish Government also has ongoing engagement with the academic community, who review and advise on assumptions and data that support the development of the model.