Comparison of VRES input generation models
We all need VRES generation profiles in our energy systems models, and there are many available models to help us generate them. Many are being developed by openmod’ers! I think it’s time we spoke about the pros and cons of each model, compared them against each other, and, if enough common ground can be found, think about the possibility of merging similar functionalities. We can also spend some time discussing “best practices” when generating VRES profiles for use in energy system analyses.
Examples of Models I have in mind are:
- Atlite for wind, PV, and hydro generation
- gsee for PV
- vwf for wind
- windpowerlib for Wind
- PVLib for PV
- SAM for…everything
- Also the simulation code for wind and PV which I wrote for my PhD thesis will be put on GitHub in the next week or so
If anyone else has other models in mind, then I think we should also consider them as well.
Anyhow, for this do-a-thon short introductions could be given for each model by those who are familiar with them. Afterward, we could compare the models against each other by performing some on-the-spot simulations, and perhaps also rate them against measured generation data. If anyone has open validation data they would like to share, this would be greatly appreciated (I will bring some). I can also bring weather extracts from MERRA2, ERA5, and COSMO for us to play around with.
Would you like to be responsible for this Session?
Do you need any special infrastructure for this Session?
Do you have any recommendations who could be part of this Session?
I mention those which I know have had a hand in the development of some of the models I mentioned above. Apologies if I forgot someone.