SET-Nav Modelling workshop, 7 September 2017, Vienna, Austria

Date: Thursday, 7, September, 2017
Location: Vienna, Austria
Venue: Campus Freihaus - D Vortragsraum Bibliothek, DD, Wiedner Hauptstr. 8, 1040 Wien

The modelling workshop is a post-conference (15th IAEE European Conference 2017 "Heading towards Sustainable Energy Systems: Evolution or Revolution?") workshop that took place on Thursday, September 7th 2017. 

The topic of this workshop “Aggregating load profiles from the power sector models towards use in large-scale energy-system and integrated assessment models”, to better account for the stochastic nature of variable renewable energy sources and the challenges to large-scale models by the different timescales relevant for distinct aspects of the energy system (second-by-second energy balance in the power sector, while climate and environment models “think” in decades for changes to take effect).

An important pillar of the SET-Nav project is integration and expansion of existing energy (system) models. The specific topic of this workshop was relevant for extending existing load profiles and demand side flexibility interfaces between demand and supply models. Sufficient information was extracted from the bottom-up models and the load-profile and demand flexibility interface to allow the energy system and supply models to endogenously account for and optimize the demand shifting options. Therefore, the workshop was not only relevant and important to the modelling community but its results will be furthermore put to use in the project and will be directly applied in model expansion/integration and thereafter the model application to assess future policy pathways for the EU up to 2050. 

Download the Agenda of the Modelling workshop here!

The presentations of the workshop could be found below:

Introduction: Aggregated electricity demand modelling in long term energy system analysis, Karen Byskov Lindberg, NVE

A novel method for incorporating power exchange limitations into energy system models and the impact of spatial aggregation, Karl-Kiên Cao, DLR

A parsimonious model for the complex German electricity system – what lessons to be learnt, Philip Beran, University Duisburg Essen

A simple approach to time series reduction - application in the model dynELMOD, Clemens Gerbaulet, DIW

Methodology for long term hourly electric load modelling taking into account building refurbishment, electric heating and climatic stochastics, Karen Byskov Lindberg, NVE

People’s activities and residential electricity demand: A time use approach, Jacopo Torriti, University of Reading

synPRO tool and other activities, Bernhard Wille-Haussmann, Fraunhofer ISE


Call for papers

The challenges of temporal and spatial aggregation: Modelling and policy implications"

to be published in a special issue in Utilities Policy.

The topic The challenges of temporal and spatial aggregation: Modelling and policy implications" deals with challenges that arise from the aggregation of information from detailed power sector models for the further use in large-scale energy system or integrated assessment models. The issue accounts for the increased complexity modern electricity grids face due to the integration of stochastic renewable generation and necessary demand side management.

Find the Call for papers here!

Abstract Deadline: 15th of October, 2017

Final Submission: 30th of November, 2017

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