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 – BL 25 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.
Registration will close on Sunday, October 16. Just a few days to enroll and join us to the next openmod in Milan!
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 note that registration is closed.)
- 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)
- Tim Tröndle (University of Cambridge)
- Kristian Reincke (Uni Flensburg)
- Matteo Giacomo Prina (Politecnico di Milano - EURAC)
- Konstantinos Syranidis (Jülich Research Center GmbH)
- Pietro Zambelli (EURAC)
- Mina Mirbagheri (Politecnico di Milano)
- Mahdi Fakharmanesh (Politecnico di Milano)
- Marco Merlo (Politecnico di Milano)
- Claudio Brivio (Politecnico di Milano)
- Catherina Cader (Reiner Lemoine Institut (RLI))
- Matteo Moncecchi (Politecnico di Milano)
- Drissi Hanen (High National School of Engineering Tunisia (ENSIT) )
- Birgit Schachler (Reiner Lemoine Institut (RLI))
- Martin Glauer (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg)
- Elias Hartvigsson (Chalmers Universtiy of Technology)
- Julien Marquant (ETH Zürich - EMPA)
- Joel Mushi (Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology)
- Oleg Lugovoy (Environmental Defense Fund)
- Stefano Mandelli (CESI s.p.a)
- Maurizio Ledda (CESI s.p.a.)
- Gabriele Dell'Orto (Politecnico di Milano)
- Lorenzo Nespoli (EPFL)
- Stephan Günther (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg)
- Bo Tranberg (Aarhus University)
- Hailiang Liu (Aarhus University)
- Smail Kozarcanin (Aarhus University)
- Rachel Walsh (Sweco Energy Markets)
- Paolo Colbertaldo (Politecnico di Milano)
- Daniele Grosso (Politecnico di Torino)
- Dario Cotugno (Politecnico di Torino)
- Luca Moretti (Politecnico di Milano)
- Christian Brosig (TH Köln)
- Paola Bombarda (Politecnico di Milano)
- Federica Bertoni (Politecnico di Milano)
- Ferdinando Parma (CESI s.p.a.)
- Federico Giudici (Politecnico di Milano)
- Federica Zagarella (Politecnico di Milano-ABC-thursday)
- Laura Tagliabue (Politecnico di Milano)
- Fabio Lanati (RSE - Ricerca Sistema Energetico)
Thursday morning (Venue: Sala Consiglio - BL25)
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome from the vice-director of the department
10.15 – 10.20 Logistic Information (Fabio)
10:20 – 10:35 What is open-mod (Berit)
10.35 – 11:05 Introduction (everyone)
11:05 – 11.35 Short talks and presentations (plenary)
11:35 – 11:50 Coffee break
11.50 – 12.30 Short talks and presentations (plenary)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
Thursday afternoon (Venue: Sala Consiglio - BL25)
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 – 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 – 17.15 Break-out groups 2 (parallel)
17.15 – 17.45 Reporting back (plenary)
18.00 End of day
19.30 Dinner at "Un posto a Milano".
Click and fill here to partecipate, latest by Thursday, October 20.
Meeting: 19:50 at LODI Yellow line M3 stop
Friday morning (Venue: Sala Consiglio - BL25)
10.00 – 10.15 Summary of first day
10.15 – 10.20 Short recap where which Break-out group is going to meet
10.20 – 11.50 Break-out groups 3 (parallel)
11:50 – 12:00 Coffee break
12.00 – 12.30 Reporting back (plenary)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
Friday afternoon (Venue: Sala Consiglio - BL25)
13.30 – 14.30 TechTalks or other discussion
14.30 – 15.30 Wrap up, next workshop
16.00 End of workshop
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
- update on the OpenEnergy Platform - what is new and how to use and improve it (Berit Müller)
- oedb - the open energy data base: state of development (Martin Glauer)
- which Tools have been developed in open_eGo (open electricity Grid optimization) and where to find them (Ludwig Hülk)
- Sector coupling with Python for Power System Analysis (PyPSA) (Tom Brown)
- open Feed-in time series based on a renewable Energy Database (Birgit Schachler)
- energy systems modeling R-toolbox (energyRt) (Oleg Lugovoy)
- demand for open integrated assessment modeling (Oleg Lugovoy)
- REEEM project: pathways design and model coupling (Francesco Gardumi)
- OSeMOSYS energy systems model development (Francesco Gardumi)
- Holistic Urban Energy Simulation (HUES) platform (Julien Marquant)
- Novel procedure to formulate load profiles for off-grid rural areas - the Load Pro Gen software (Fabio Riva, Matteo Moncecchi)
- Novel procedure for the robust design of off-grid small scale systems (Claudio Brivio)
- Using the open local energy cadastre to model heating demand and home energy retrofitting in MELiSsa (Fabrizio Fattori)
- Renewable Energies integration in Weakly-Connected Grid of Emerging Countries (Mina Mirbagheri)
- Powerplant database merging and generating weather based feed-in time-series (Jonas Hörsch)
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