Overview of calculation models

A number of computer models exist which can simulate or optimise the development of the energy system or parts of the system. The models are typically well documented but very difficult to use for non-experts.

Here our goal is to use the E2G maps to describe which energy flows the individual models are calculating as well as which decisions are bering simulated or optimised, and the framework decisions which are essential for the result.

The following slides shows examples of how the E2G maps can be used to describe the area of calculation covered by the models. The examples have not yet been approved by the model owners and therefore they can only be used to illustrate. Our goal is to have the energy model owners describe their model by using the E2G maps, and to include this description in the E2G platform with a link to the model websites.

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Balmorel

Balmorel

Balmorel is an open source model developed by Hans Ravn. The model is very flexible and can in principle optimise all parts of the energy system. The versions of the model used for analyses of large energy systems, optimises the decisions in the parts of the energy system and decision chains shown in the illustration to the right.

Access to the model: www.balmorel.com

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Sivael

Sivael

The development of Sivael began in the middel of the 1980-ies in Elsam. The model is today owned by Energinet.dk, and is used for analyses of the operation of the future electricity system. Energinet.dk is currently working on developing a model to replace Sivael.

Access to the model: http://energinet.dk/DA/El/Udvikling-af-elsystemet/Analysemodeller/Sider/Sivael.aspx

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Energy Plan

Energy Plan

Energy Plan was developed by Henrik Lund at Aalborg University. The model calculates on small and large energy systems. It is free to access at www.energyplan.eu

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The models

The model description in the E2G concept goes beyond describing where in the energy system the models work. It is also the vision that you can 'open' the individual function area covered by the specific model and see which type of decisions are made and which framework conditions are crucial for the decisions.

In the example to the right, the decision are shown and the frames for the decisions to optimise the production distribution in the system.

Important decisions in the model regarding puchase/sale

  • Availability of plants
  • Reporting of short term marginal costs for the calculation of optimisation
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