Energy System Modelling – barriers, challenges and good practice in open source approaches – Part 1


Traditionally models of certain aspects of the energy system as well as holistic energy system models have been developed and used in a proprietary way. In the past decade transparent and reproducible – in short – open models have become more and more relevant within the context of energy transition processes which require a high level of acceptance in society. Open Source and Open Data principles and approaches are key aspects concerning these open models. In this special track it is aimed to discuss barriers, challenges and good practices in the field of open energy system modelling in general and in particular focusing on various thematic examples.

This special track consists of two parts. Part 1 before lunch is looking at Model development and model use as well as at the integration of social factors. Part 2 starts after the lunch break and focusses on electricity grids and the heating sector.

Discussion of Research Papers:

Block 1: Model development and model use:

  • The core concept of the Open Energy Modelling Framework (oemof); Clemens Wingenbach, Simon Hilpert, Stephan Günther
  • Using Modelling Approaches to Improve Renewable Energy Production in The Regional Sector; Mohamad Hamed, Jorge Marx Gómez

Block 2: Integration of social factors

  • Wind energy scenarios for the simulation of the German power system until 2050: The effect of social and ecological factors; Marion Christ, Martin Soethe, Melanie Degel, Clemens Wingenbach
  • Integrating social acceptance of electricity grid expansion into energy system modeling: A methodological approach for Germany; Karoline A. Mester, Marion Christ, Melanie Degel, Wolf-Dieter Bunke

Lunch break

Special Tracks
Location: Building G Room 008 Date: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Berit-Mueller Berit Müller Kleinhans David David Kleinhans Ulf_Mueller Ulf Philipp Müller