This is the wiki page for the upcoming 1st Workshop of the Open Energy Modelling Initiative in North America, a grass-roots organization of modellers from various research institutes, universities, and companies. The workshop will take place at NREL, Golden, Colorado, United States, 18-19 September 2019
Do also sign up to the forum and mailing list where all things regarding open energy modelling are discussed.
About the workshop
The Openmod Workshops provide a forum for modellers to come together and discuss how to further the use of open data and open software tools in the energy modelling community. Topics range from exchanges about specific types of data (e.g. sources for open data on building stocks or distribution networks) to advocacy and outreach.
Only a small part of the workshop will consist of prepared presentations. For the rest of the workshop, participants work together in groups on do-a-thons addressing specific topics. The topics are chosen by the participants themselves, so please get actively involved by suggesting topics! To get the most out of the workshop, it is suggested to consider in advance what you would like to discuss.
Do-a-thons should have specific aims, which can be followed up after the workshop, e.g. improving the openmod wiki pages, lobbying a data-holder to change its licensing, improving educational tools, or outreach.
Venue: The workshop will be held in the Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory at 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden CO, 80401
Getting there: Golden is located ~10mi West of Downtown Denver, CO and ~40mi from the Denver International Airport. There are public transit options between DIA and NREL. However, traveling from the airport to NREL is usually significantly faster by car.
Accommodation: NREL is working to secure a block of hotel rooms at a nearby hotel at a reasonable rate. Details will be posted soon.
The registration will open in May
Wednesday, September 18
8:30 Arrive and check-in
19:00 Dinner in Downtown Golden
Thursday, September 19