This report describes the interaction between models that are being used on the openENTRANCE project. These interactions achieved through formalised descriptions of the interactions that openENTRANCE partners will perform with their modelling tools around the database to implement the set of case studies.  

This is a very significant step in making modelling and tools more open and transparent. By enabling data sharing between models in a consistent and standardised manner, we will see mutual benefits to each research area. To this end, the ambition of the openENTRANCE project is to develop, use and disseminate an open, transparent, and integrated modelling platform for assessing low-carbon transition pathways of the European energy system.

Our project categorises the suite of energy modelling tools by which element of energy systems they are analysing and then links this suit of energy modelling tools together.  

  1. Energy System Models 
  2. Electricity Sector 
  3. Pan-European and National Models vs Local Models 
  4. Macro-economic models.  

openENTRANCE is creating links between these suits of models, so that the modelling tools can exchange information among them. This report also sets out the analyses to take place within the Case Studies as well as information exchange between the models that have been used in these Case Studies.   

Read the Report D5.2 Definition and implementation of the interface between the models in the suite and Common Database