OUR CORE EXPERTISE AND TOOLS



The consortium has a wide experience in dealing with the different aspects that are covered by the peject. In addition to be involved in R&D projects, the consortium has been working on the forefront of new challenges for the energy sector.

The consortium bases its own expertise on feedback and sharing of experience on past projects and intitiatives in European countries and on models and tools sometimes developed internally and suited to the evolution of energy systems. The experts of the consortium have also a worldwide experience which enable them to benchmarck European practices.

For strategic studies in the frame of energy systems, the consultant can count on pre-existing and regularly updated models with different granularities in function of the topics to be addressed.

A short overview is given.






EUROPEAN ENERGY SYSTEMS AND MARKET MODELS

PRIMES Energy System Model for European countries

E3M

Simulation of the European energy system and markets on a country-by-country basis providing detailed projections of energy demand, supply, market prices, CO2 emissions, investment, energy technology penetration and system costs

 

PRIMES-IEM (Internal Electricity Market) Model

E3M

Simulation in detail of the sequence of power markets, Day Ahead, Intra-Day, Balancing and Reserve Procurement in the EU for one year

 

PROMETHEUS World Energy Model

E3M

Detailed projections of energy demand, supply, power generation mix, energy-related carbon emissions, energy prices and investment to the future


ELECTRICITY SYSTEMS MODELLING (RES INTEGRATION, FLEXIBILITY AND MARKET DESIGN)

SCANNER

Tractebel

Analysis of a composite generation-transmission power system with regards to reliability assessment performance valuation, evaluation of flexibility needs and operating cost estimation. Uncertainties related to electricity generation and transmission are integrated in the modelling.

 

PLEXOS

Tractebel

Integrated energy model that allows to optimize the energy system in a fairly detailed and flexible way accounting for all relevant technical constraints, i.e. the so-called unit commitment and dispatch problem.

 

Smart Suite

Tractebel

Optimization of distribution grid networks and decentralised generation assets with regards to sizing and operation (i.e. optimizing the trade-off between CAPEX and OPEX) as well as reliability, evaluation of flexibility needs and comparison of flexibility options. Uncertainty of electricity generation and load is taken into account.


HEATING AND COOLING: HEAT USAGE IN BUILDINGS

Built Environment Analysis Model BEAM

ECOFYS

Set up in the framework of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD): Energy demand calculations for space heating and cooling for all sub-segments of the building sector


BIOFUELS AND BIOFUELS FOR TRANSPORT

Transport Scenario Tool

ECOFYS

Calculation of the GHG emissions of mainly road transport by running scenarios with different fuel mixes+ indication of GHG emissions of rail, aviation and shipping sector

 

PRIMES-TREMOVE Transport Model

E3M

Part of the energy system PRIMES model -Large-scale economic-engineering model of passengers and freight transport (road, rail, aviation and shipping sector)

 

PRIMES Biomass Supply Model

E3M

Linked with the PRIMES large scale energy model  - computation of the optimal use of biomass/waste resources and investment in secondary and final transformation, so as to meet a given demand of final biomass/waste energy products in various sectors including heat uses, power generation, biofuels of various types and fungible bio-fuels to be used in aviation and other transport sectors