From the development of an open-source energy modelling tool to its application and the creation of communities of practice: The example of OSeMOSYS

  • In the last decades, energy modelling has supported energy planning by offering insights into the dynamics between energy access, resource use, and sustainable development. Especially in recent years, there has been an attempt to strengthen the science-policy interface and increase the involvement of society in energy planning processes. This has, both in the EU and worldwide, led to the development of open-source and transparent energy modelling practices.This paper describes the role of an open-source energy modelling tool in the energy planning process and highlights its importance for society. Specifically, it describes the existence and characteristics of the relationship between developing an open-source, freely available tool and its application, dissemination and use for policy making. Using the example of the Open Source energy Modelling System (OSeMOSYS), this work focuses on practices that were established within the community and that made the framework's development and application both relevant and scientifically grounded. Keywords: Energy system modelling tool, Open-source software, Model-based public policy, Software development practice, Outreach practice

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Author:Francesco Gardumi, Abhishek Shivakumar, Robbie Morrison, Constantinos Taliotis, Oliver Broad, Agnese Beltramo, Vignesh Sridharan, Mark Howells, Jonas HörschORCiDGND, Taco Niet, Youssef Almulla, Eunice Ramos, Thorsten Burandt, Gabriela Peña Balderrama, Gustavo Nikolaus Pinto de Moura, Eduardo Zepeda, Thomas Alfstad
Parent Title (German):Energy strategy reviews
Document Type:Preprint
Date of Publication (online):2018/04/03
Date of first Publication:2018/04/03
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/04/20
Tag:Energy system modelling tool; Model-based public policy; Open-source software; Outreach practice; Software development practice
Page Number:39
First Page:209
Last Page:228
Accepted manuscript.
Institutes:Wissenschaftliche Zentren und koordinierte Programme / Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS)
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht