This thread is to discuss the formation of a separate community to bridge between civil society organizations (CSOs) requiring analysis and the open energy system modeling community and similar endeavors.
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The top‑level domain name
opensay.org is now registered to Brad Venner in Denver, Colorado, USA. There is no website there as yet.
There is clearly some planning to do, but let me put three suggestions on the table, in order of implementation:
- an infrastructure roadmap
- a brokerage service for CSOs to outline their analytical needs and the scenarios they would like to explore and for interested modeling teams to respond
- the selection of two model frameworks and accompanying datasets for Europe to get the ball rolling