Spine modelling tools completed in September

The Spine webinars were held September 7-10, 2021.

Four years ago EU project Spine set out to build open-source tools to help modellers manage data and workflow for multiple models working at different scales across power and energy systems. The end result of that process is a set of three tools: Spine Toolbox to manage data, workflow and scenarios for multiple models; SpineOpt to go where no energy system modelling framework has gone before; and SpineInterface for quickly building up bespoke optimization models.

Webinar recordings available here.


Workshop 25th of May, 2018

Spine project held its first workshop together with the EERA ESI Joint Programme on Energy System Integration (ESI) on 25th of May, 2018. We were graciously hosted by Technical University of Denmark - DTU  / Professor Henrik Madsen during the Clean Energy Ministerial week in Denmark. The topic of the workshop was ‘Next Generation Energy System Models’. There were a dozen of interesting presentations that engaged the 30 workshop participants into thoughtful questions, comments and discussions. For the Spine project, the workshop was an opportunity to learn what kind of modelling capabilities Spine Toolbox and Spine Model should have. For example, we could try to enable following features:

In addition, the workshop discussed the following aspects:

The presentations [PDF] from the workshop can be downloaded below:

Chris Dent (University of Edinburgh / Alan Turing Institute): Why one should study the real world not models, and how to do this

Mel Devine (University College Dublin): Game Theory Optimisation for Energy Systems Integration

Solomon Asfaw (Lappeenranta University of Technology): Lessons from policy scenario modelling and questions of modelling requirements

Jos Sijm (ECN/TNO): Analyzing flexibility of the power system in the Netherlands

Pinrolinvic Manembu (Sam Ratulangi University Indonesia): Smart meter controlling system for dynamic and non-dynamic IP environments

Erik Delarue (KU Leuven): On model validation/calibration/data

Peder Bacher (Technical University of Denmark - DTU): Compute Forecast uncertainties

Angreine Kewo  (Technical University of Denmark - DTU): Temporal resolution approach of urban residential electricity consumption

Juha Kiviluoma (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland): Unequal time intervals within the optimization horizon

Arvydas Galinis (Lithuanian Energy Institute): Representation of reservation services while modelling long term power sector development

Henrik Madsen (Technical University of Denmark - DTU): Compute A Smart-Energy OS for enabling flexibility in the entire energy system

Kris Poncelet (KU Leuven): Using a high level of operational detail: relevance and pitfalls

Manuel Marin (KTH Sweden): Spatial aggregation of nodal systems in the Spine Toolbox

Emanuele Taibi (IRENA): Flexibility assessment of future generation mix using the IRENA FlexTool