Modelling Tools

The openENTRANCE modelling platform will be populated with a suite of open integrated modelling tools developed from present state-of-the-art approaches in the consortium. For example, some models analyse macro-economic issues and others energy system planning.

Building on the experience gained in previous research projects and the results obtained in them, openENTRANCE aims to build an extensive toolbox based on linked models made available by the consortium partners and make use of it to illustrate its functioning and provide policy recommendations. The modelling tools provided by the consortium are at the research frontier in Europe.

REMES, NTNU

Regional Economic Modelling tool.

eTransport, SINTEF

Planning of local energy systems where different energy carriers and technologies are considered simultaneously.

FANSI, SINTEF

Optimal dispatch of hydrothermal power systems taking into account stochastic climate variables such as wind, solar and inflow to hydropower reservoirs.

EMPIRE NTNU/SINTEF

Infrastructure Investment under varying and uncertain loads.

EXIOMOD 2.0, TNO

Multisector, multi-region, computational general equilibrium model that is able to measure the environmental and economic impacts of policies, considering variables such as GDP, value-added, turn-over, consumption, investment, employment, trade (exports and imports), public spending or taxes.

MESSAGEix-GLOBIOM, IIASA

Integrated Assessment Model for long-term energy system planning and policy analysis in the context of climate change and sustainable development.

TEPES, Comillas

Electricity network modelling and analysis of the impact of the implementation of specific energy policies on the development of the transmission network.

SCOPE, FhG IEE

Scenario development for energy system transformation towards decarbonisation.

HERO, TU Wien

Optimal capacity allocation and dispatch (distributed generation and battery storage) under special consideration of sector coupling on distribution grid level (electricity, heating/cooling and gas grid) for meeting the energy services needs of local energy communities.

OSCARS, TU Wien

Optimal utilization of small battery storages and flexible loads on prosumer level under various operation strategies.

GENeSYS-MOD, TU Berlin

Cost-optimizing linear program, focusing on long-term developments of the energy system, with a detailed approach to sector coupling of the sectors electricity, heat, and transportation.

Plan4EU modelling suite, EDF/plan4res H2020 project

Focused on the electricity system, comprises i) a capacity expansion model which finds the optimum compromise between generation/storage investment and transmission/distribution expansion for a given long-term horizon, ii) a seasonal storage valuation tool and iii) a European operational dispatch model.

FRESH:COM (FaiR Energy SHaring in Local COMmunities), TU Wien

Multi-objective optimization tool for optimal local renewable technology portfolio dimensioning/design and consideration of the individual actors’ sharing allocation preferences in different local energy community configurations.