This is the wiki page for the upcoming Sixth Workshop of the Open Energy Modelling Initiative, a grass-roots organization of modellers from various research institutes, universities and companies. The workshop will take place in Frankfurt, Germany hosted by the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (see Events for previous workshops). The workshop will take place on 20-21 April 2017, with an optional tutorial day before on 19 April 2017. Since the workshop is run by volunteers, there is no registration fee, so feel free to join!
This wiki page will be updated frequently with a programme and practical information. All participants are invited to contribute suggestions of different sessions to be included in the programme. In the meantime, feel free to register on the mailing list where all things regarding 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 consists of prepared presentations. For the rest of the workshop, participants work together in breakout groups on 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.
Breakout groups 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 licencing, improving educational tools, or outreach.
Venue: Main Auditorium, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Getting there: How to find us - please note that it talkes 30-40 minutes with the local train to get from the Frankfurt main train station to the Uni Riedberg campus where FIAS is situated
Train connections: Brussels (3 hours), Berlin (4 hours), Denmark (8 hours via Hamburg), London (7 hours via Brussels), Milan (7 hours via Basel), Paris (4 hours)
Accommodation: There is no specific accommodation recommendation - Frankfurt is small enough that you can travel easily from any part of the city to the workshop venue. For bookings, try airbnb, booking.com or HRS. We do recommend that you book early, since room prices can be high at short notice. It is also possible to commute from nearby towns such as Bad Homburg, Offenbach, Wiesbaden, Mainz or Darmstadt.
Registration has now closed because the workshop is full! There are only 65 places. You can join the waiting list be filling out the registration form, but we cannot guarantee you a place. If people drop out, we will inform you by email that your place is now secure.
All the information that you enter in the form is visible on the participant list, apart from your email address which is kept private.
If you run into any problems with the registration, drop an email to Wided Medjroubi (Wided.Medjroubi at next-energy.de).
If you would like to give a 4-minute talk, please edit the list of talks below (you have to create an account on the wiki and log in first - see the buttons at the top right of this page).
Everyone who has registered is visible on the participant list.
Filming / Live Streaming
It is planned to film and live stream the first 3 hours of the conference.
If speakers consent to the filming of their talks, please fill out the filming consent form and email/fax it to the FIAS contact listed in the form. Otherwise it will be assumed you do not give permission for your presentation to be filmed.
All filmed material will be released unter a Creative Commons BY 4.0 licence.
Day 1: Optional Tutorials (Wednesday 19th April 2017)
On the day before the main official workshop, optional tutorials will be organised for students new to scientific computing and energy system modelling.
The tutorials will be split into two streams "General Scientific Computing" (entry-level git, Python) and "Advanced Topics" (Geographical Information Systems (GIS), visualisation, optimisation, energy system modelling). Each stream will take place in separate rooms at FIAS, each of which has a maximum of 20 places available.
General Scientific Computing Entry Level
This stream is a hands-on introduction to Unix, Git, and Python. Please bring your own laptop and make sure you have all necessary software installed (list and installation instructions tba).
09:00 - 09:30 -- Welcome, Intro, Setup
09:30 - 10:30 -- Fundamentals of Unix shell
10:45 - 13:00 -- Version Control with Git
13:00 - 14:00 -- Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 -- Programming in Python
This stream is a hands-on introduction to Pyomo, QGIS, and Python visualisation frameworks. Please bring your own laptop and make sure you have all necessary software installed (list and installation instructions tba).
09:00 - 09:30 -- Welcome, Intro, Setup
09:30 - 11:00 -- Solving Optimisation Problems using Pyomo
11:00 - 13:00 -- Open Source GIS using QGIS
13:00 - 14:00 -- Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 -- Visualisation Frameworks in Python
Energy Model Introductions
This stream contains lectures introducing energy models.
16:30 - 17:00 -- Calliope
17:30 - 18:00 -- OSeMOSYS
18:00 - 18:30 -- Oemof
18:30 - 19:00 -- PyPSA
Day 2: Main Workshop (Thursday 20th April 2017)
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome address and logistical information (FIAS)
10:15 - 10:30 What is the Open Energy Modelling Initative?
10:30 - 11:10 Introduction (everyone)
11:10 - 11:40 Short model presentations
11:40 - 12:00 Coffee
12:00 - 12:30 Short model presentations
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Introducing break-out groups (plenary) and organisation of where and when
14:00 - 15:30 Break-out groups 1 (parallel)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17.30 Break-out groups 2 (parallel)
17.30 - 18:00 Reporting back (plenary)
19:00 Dinner at Apfelwein Dax in Sachsenhausen, approximately 35 minutes from the workshop location. Seats have been reserved for 40 people; the maximum space is for 45 people. There is a reasonable selection of vegetarian dishes; they can also provide vegan dishes, but the selection is somewhat limited.
Day 3: Main Workshop (Friday 21st April 2017)
09:30 - 10:00 Summary of first day, discussion of breakout groups for this day
10:00 - 11:30 Break-out groups 3 (parallel)
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 12:30 Reporting back (plenary)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 TechTalks or other discussion
14:30 - 15:30 Wrap up, next workshop
16.00 End of workshop
Day 4: Optional Tour of the Region (Saturday 22nd April 2017)
Walk through vineyards of Rheingau / Tour of Frankfurt / Museums Tour (if raining)
On this day there is also a March for Science through Frankfurt to celebrate Earth Day
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, campaigning for open data...; if you are interested to discuss a special subject you can propose breakout groups on the google sheet. Please communicate your ideas for new breakout groups and 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.
If you want to give a short presentation at the start of the workshop (4 mins + 1 min questions), e.g. a model introduction, please add your talk title and name here.
It is planned to film and live stream the presentations. If speakers consent to the filming of their talks, please fill out the filming consent form and email/fax it to the FIAS contact listed in the form. Otherwise it will be assumed you do not give permission for your presentation to be filmed. All filmed material will be released unter a Creative Commons BY 4.0 licence.
- Atlite: A light-weight xarray-based Python library for processing weather data (Jonas Hörsch)
- Renewables.ninja: an open platform for modelling global wind and solar power (Stefan Pfenninger or Iain Staffell)...
- open_FRED windpowerlib and hydrolib: Generating renewable time series (Birgit Schachler)
- The Electricity Systems Optimisation framework - capacity planning considering endogneous technology learning (Clara Heuberger)
- Open Power System Data: A free and open data platform for power system modelling (Ingmar Schlecht or Kristian Reincke)
- OpenEnergy Database: Current status and concept of the oedb (Ludwig Hülk)
- DIstribution Network GeneratOr (DINGO): An open tool to generate synthetic medium-voltage and low-voltage distribution grids based on open data (Editha Kötter).
- oemof: News and latest Updates (Birgit Schachler)
- OSeMOSYS: latest features (Georgios Avgerinopoulos)
If you want to give a short presentation on some neat piece of software or methodology, etc., that has improved your research or workflow, add your talk title and your name here.
- conda-forge -- community driven package distribution (Tim Tröndle)
- Transparency tools for energy system modelling (Ludwig Hülk)