This is the wiki page for the upcoming Fifth Workshop of the Open Energy Modelling Initiative, a grass-roots organization of modellers from various European research institutes and universities. After two workshops in Berlin, one in London and one in Stockholm, the next one will be in Milano, Italy hosted by the Politecnico di Milano – Department of Energy (Mi Bovisa branch).The workshop takes place on 27-28 October, 2016. As always, there is no registration fee, so feel free to join!
This wiki page will be updated frequently with a program and practical information. All participants are invited to contribute suggestions of different sessions to be included in the program. And in the meantime, feel free to register on the mailing list where all things regarding energy modelling are discussed.
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!
The bulk of the workshop consists of breakout groups, where specific topics are discussed and worked upon. People can suggest breakout topics in advance, but to keep the workshop fluid and adaptable, topics can also be suggested on the day.
Venue: Politecnico di Milano – Department of Energy (Mi Bovisa branch)
Dates: 27-28 October, 2016
Begin: Thursday (27 October) 10.00 End: Friday (28 October) 16:00
Workshop location: All the sessions will take place at the Department of Energy – B25 building, in 3 different rooms at ground floor (1 for plenary sections, and 2 for breakout groups).
Fee: no registration fee, but you will need to cover your own food and lodging expenses.
Accommodation option: The Department of Energy is placed in the industrial zone of Milan, with very few hotels/pubs/restaurant and no discos. We suggest Hotel Lombardia – Milano, near the centre of Milan, which has an agreement with Politecnico di Milano: 1 single room + breakfast = 85€ per night (when booking you must specify that you are participating at an event at Politecnico).
Transport: The department is well connected with public transportation. Here you find all the information for reaching the Department and other useful information for enjoying Milan:
The workshop is hosted by the UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development.
To register for the workshop, please create an account on the wiki, log in and add your name to the list of participants below, along with your affiliation (if any). Please link your name to your wiki profile, so that the organisers can contact you and so that other workshop participants can see/remind themselves who you are - it can be difficult to put faces to names! The email address and profile photo you use on your wiki profile will only be visible to other members that are logged in.
If you would like to give a 4-minute talk, please edit the list of talks below.
Please add you name and link to your wiki profile here!
- Tom Brown (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies)
- Berit Müller (Reiner Lemoine Institut (RLI))
- Fabio Riva (Politecnico di Milano)
- Nicola Strazza (Universita degli studi di Trieste)
- Jonas Hörsch (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies)
- Yu Jiang (Wageningen University)
- Laurent Drouet (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, http://www.witchmodel.org)
- Francesco Lombardi (Politecnico di Milano)
- Ludwig Hülk (Reiner Lemoine Institut (RLI))
- Alexander Kies (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies)
- Fabrizio Fattori (Università Degli Studi di Pavia)
- Pablo Benalcazar (Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Norma Anglani (Università degli Studi di Pavia)
- Fadi Bitar (Sweco Energy Markets)
- Francesco Gardumi (KTH)
- Bryn Pickering (University of Cambridge)
The workshop is organised from and for modellers and stakeholders of the open energy modelling community who want to exchange and discuss about energy models, code, data, licenses, transparency, making results understandable to stakeholders,...; if you are interested in a special subject you can propose a breakout group and find other participants who want to discuss the same subject.
Please use the google sheet for breakout groups to communicate your ideas for breakout groups or to add your name to a group that you would like to join. You can add suggestions for the content either in the table or as a comment.
Short talks and presentations
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