OSEMOSYS Workshop June 22nd

OSEMOSYS: the Open Source Energy Modelling System

Published Mar 11, 2010

A workshop on the OSEMOSYS will be held on Tuesday afternoon, after the parallel sessions.

This new energy model would close a gaping hole in the analytical toolbox available to the energy research community.

  • OSMOSYS would be a fully fledged energy systems optimisation model, substantially extending existing simpler analytical models that are accounting in nature such as LEAP.
  • Unlike long established energy systems models (MARKAL/TIMES, MESSAGE, PRIMES, POLES etc), OSMOSYS would not require a major learning curve and manpower investment to build and operate. Additionally, by not using proprietary software, or commercial programming languages and solvers, OSMOSYS requires no upfront financial requirements. These two advantages would extend the energy modelling community further to students, business analysts, government specialists, and developing country energy researchers.
  • For experienced energy researchers, the OSMOSYS code would be straightforward, elegant and transparent allowing the ability to easily make changes and conduct sophisticated new analyses.

This new modelling framework would draw from initial work which presented a ‘proof of concept’ at the International Energy Workshop held at the International Energy Agency in 2008, see:

The presentation "An open source energy planning approach: SOFT-MESSAGE"

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