Energy System Modelling – barriers, challenges and good practice in open source approaches – Part 2

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 3 (30 min): electricity grids

  • AC Power Flow Simulations within an Open Data Model of a High Voltage Grid; Ulf Philipp Müller, Ilka Cußmann, Clemens Wingenbach, Jochen Wendiggensen

Block 4: heating sector

  • Evaluation of regional CO2 reduction strategies in the heating sector using open models and open data – example: Berlin; Uwe Krien, Berit Müller
  • HESYSOPT – An open source optimization tool to support flexibilisation of district heating systems; Simon Hilpert

Discussion (30 min): Good practices of modelling

Special Tracks
Location: Building G Room 008 Date: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Berit Müller David Kleinhans Ulf Philipp Müller