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Energy models are widely used for policy advice and research. They serve to answer questions on energy policy, decarbonization, and transitions towards renewable energy sources. Yet, most energy models are black boxes – even to fellow researchers. This is what we want to change. We are a group of modellers from various universities and research institutes who want to promote open energy modelling. We believe that Open Source models and Open Data will advance knowledge and lead to better energy policies. Our mission is to enable Open Source energy modelling by providing a platform for collaboration as well as tools along the full value chain of energy economics and energy system models. That is why we founded the Open Energy Modelling Initiative (openmod initiative) just a year ago. You are welcome to join us for our next workshop!
After two extremely fruitful and encouraging workshops in Berlin (Sept 2014, April 2015), we will have our next workshop in London with an even more international focus. The aim is to give researchers a chance to present their own contributions to the field of open energy modelling and data, as well as to provide a forum to exchange ideas and work on concrete projects of the openmod initiative and more generally in the field of open energy modelling and data.
3rd Open Energy Modelling Workshop
London, Imperial College
10/11 September 2015
Imperial College, Royal School of Mines Building
Begin: Thursday (10 September) 10.00
End: Friday (11 September) 16:00
Registration deadline: 10th August 2015
Accommodation option: Imperial College student halls of residence can be booked as a bed and breakfast.
The workshop is hosted by the Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment.
Ideas for Presentations
- High Quality Wind Data for Energy Systems Models: Bias Correction and EU-wide Validation (Iain Staffell)
- Renewables.ninja - an open access platform for solar and wind simulations (live walkthrough, Q&A) (Stefan Pfenninger)
- The DESSTINEE Model for Demand for Energy Services, Supply and Transmission of Electricity IN EuropE, a simple open-source excel model for performing EU-wide electricity market simulations (Iain Staffell)
- Using reanalysis data to design optimal portfolios of renewable energies for Brazil (Johannes Schmidt)
- [add your idea here!]
Ideas for break-out-groups
- Next generation climate models: applying higher resolution and future simulated time series to interesting energy problems
- What modelling groups / data sets are there?
- What can and can't be answered with these?
- Establish a conference on (open) energy system modeling
- Possibility of organising an Openmod session at the 2016 London Energy Systems conference (Iain)
- Renewables.ninja hackathon (Stefan / Iain)
- What other simulation modules could be added to Renewables.ninja?
- What would people like to see / could they add (e.g. hydro resource, electricity demand, high resolution heat and transport demand, temperature, heating and cooling degree days, etc.)
- Use of models in government (ideally someone from DECC / Ofgem)
- What are government agencies looking for?
- How to get open models into government processes - what is preventing their uptake?
- Use of models in industry (Catalina Spataru)
- Wiki model factsheet: which models are good for which task? (anybody interested in leading this?)
- We have a growing list of models - can we create a guide on picking a model, for users that are looking to solve a specific problem?
- Weather data for energy modelling (Iain)
- Bring together meteorologists who produce reanalyses and those who use this data for energy systems models
- Brainstorm new applications or big questions that can be answered with this (perhaps with the aim of a joint paper / proposal)
Break out groups from last workshop
Some of these groups may wish to continue based on the outcomes from the last workshop:
Registration deadline: 10th August 2015
- Stefan Pfenninger (Imperial College London)
- Ingmar Schlecht (University of Basel)
- Iain Staffell (Imperial College Business School)
- Richard Green (Imperial College Business School)
- Johannes Dorfner (Technische Universität München)
- Clemens Gerbaulet (Technische Universität Berlin) (participation likely)
- Johannes Schmidt (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences BOKU, Vienna)
- Ed Sharp (University College London)
- Catalina Spataru (University College London)
- Mark Barrett (University College London)
- Graeme Hawker (profile) (University of Strathclyde)
- Warren Hicks (Reading University)
- ...add your name here... Registration is open: just register with this wiki and click edit on this page.