Development of a Modular Framework for Future Energy System Analysis (December 16, 2019)
This paper gives an overview of the modeling framework that is being developed within the Horizon2020 project plan4res. In the context of energy transition, integration of high shares of renewable energies will play a vital role for achieving the proposed climate targets. This brings new challenges to modeling tools, including data construction, implementation and solution techniques. In order to address these challenges, plan4res aims to create a well-structured and highly modular framework that will provide insights into the needs of future energy systems. An overview of the central modeling aspects is given in this paper. Finally, three case studies are presented that show the adequacy and relevance of the proposed optimization framework.