Tutorial: Getting Started with PyPSA-Eur: An Open Optimisation Model of the European Power Transmission

Proposal for:
Tutorial
Session Title
Getting Started with PyPSA-Eur: An Open Optimisation Model of the European Power Transmission System
Session Description
PyPSA-Eur is an open model dataset of the European power system at the transmission network level that covers the full ENTSO-E area. It contains alternating current lines at and above 220 kV voltage level and all high voltage direct current lines, substations, an open database of conventional power plants, time series for electrical demand and variable renewable generator availability, and geographic potentials for the expansion of onshore/offshore wind and solar power at highly resolved spatial and temporal scale.

It ties in data from a variety of sources using a configurable snakemake workflow to build a PyPSA model that is suitable both for operational studies and generation, storage and transmission expansion planning studies.

This tutorial session intends to get you started with confidently using PyPSA-Eur by

  • guiding through the different stages of the workflow,
  • showing various configuration options, and
  • supporting you in installing the necessary environment and building your own model with custom settings.

We will provide some installation instructions in advance of the tutorial session in this thread for the ambitious.

Would you like to be responsible for this Session?
Yes! (with Martha Frysztacki and @lisa )
Do you need any special infrastructure for this Session?

  • projector
  • eduroam/wifi
  • BYOD (bring your own device) or share with others

Do you have any recommendations who could be part of this Session?
Anyone interested in a Python-based long-term investment planning model for future energy systems with a focus on the power transmission system, detailed renewable energy profiles and based on a snakemake workflow.

@tom_brown @lisa

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