The Spine project develops and validates an end to end modular set of open source software tools for energy system modelling (the so-called Spine Toolbox). The tools enable open, practical, flexible and realistic planning of future European energy grids. The Toolbox is suitable for both detailed modelling of complex features in energy systems as well as for large-scale problems.

The Spine Toolbox will have partially automated data retrieval and validation of both input and output data, enabling users to focus on core modelling tasks. The Spine Model is flexible in terms of temporal, geographical, technological and sectoral dimensions, which will allow integrated analyses in several levels of the energy grids. These features make the Spine Toolbox state-of-the-art in energy system modelling, and allow grid operators, energy producers and researchers to carry out analyses that are not possible with current modelling systems.

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Spine Newsletter 1/2019.

New deliverables added.

Spine Toolbox 0.2 has been released.

Conference presentations and Spine tutorials

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nr. 774629.