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Modelling elements of Smart Grids - Enhancing the OSeMOSYS (Open Source Energy Modelling System) code
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Energy Systems Analysis.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Energy Systems Analysis.
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2012 (English)In: Energy, ISSN 0360-5442, Vol. 46, no 1, 337-350 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

'Smart Grids' are expected to help facilitate a better integration of distributed storage and demand response options into power systems and markets. Quantifying the associated system benefits may provide valuable design and policy insights. Yet many existing energy system models are not able to depict various critical features associated with Smart Grids in a single comprehensive framework. These features may for example include grid stability issues in a system with several flexible demand types and storage options to help balance a high penetration of renewable energy. Flexible and accessible tools have the potential to fill this niche. This paper expands on the Open Source Energy Modelling System (OSeMOSYS). It describes how 'blocks of functionality' may be added to represent variability in electricity generation, a prioritisation of demand types, shifting demand, and storage options. The paper demonstrates the flexibility and ease-of-use of OSeMOSYS with regard to modifications of its code. It may therefore serve as a useful test-bed for new functionality in tools with wide-spread use and larger applications, such as MESSAGE, TIMES, MARKAL, or LEAP. As with the core code of OSeMOSYS, the functional blocks described in this paper are available in the public domain.

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2012. Vol. 46, no 1, 337-350 p.
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Demand side management, Energy modelling, Smart Grids, Storage
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Energy Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-105303DOI: 10.1016/ 000311873700037ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84867231645OAI: diva2:570937

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Available from: 2012-11-21 Created: 2012-11-20 Last updated: 2013-01-10Bibliographically approved

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