The modelling suite covers the many dimensions of the clean energy transition and allows users to undertake integrated analyses going beyond the much more limited scope that each model offers separately. Early this year, a subset of the models in the suite were made fully open to allow researchers and policy makers in the scientific community and the industry not only to use the models for their own analyses, but also to modify them to better suit their needs.
The set of models made open allows their users to undertake a wide variety of analyses. There are both macro-economic models (REMES and EXIOMOD), multi-energy-carrier models (GUSTO, and GENESYS-MOD) and models focused on the electricity sector (EMPIRE, OPENTEPES, PLAN4EU, FRESH:COM). Most of the models can cover the entire EU, but there are also models focused on local energy needs (GUSTO, and FRESH:COM). The majority of the open energy models deal with the planning of the expansion and operation of the system, while GUSTO and FRESH:COM are focused on the operation. You will find on this website links to all the models in the suite that have been made open. User guides have been developed and are available for these models as well. Open licenses chosen for different models may differ to account for specific conditions for reuse of the code, defined by the corresponding modelling group.