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Open Source Energy System Modeling


This lecture introduces several open-source frameworks for modelling the energy system and assessing the transition to renewable sources in the context of climate change mitigation and sustainable development.

We discuss the role of quantitative, model-based pathways in international and national climate mitigation policy, in particular the reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the students will learn how to develop scenarios of the energy transition using open-source tools and readily available data.

TU Vienna - summer semester 2019 (370.062)

Link to the lecture page on TISS.

Lectures 1 and 2:

Principles of open-source and collaborative scientific programming for energy modelling

Lecture 3:

Integrated assessment of climate change and sustainable development

Lecture 4:

Developing your own energy system scenarios

Lecture 5:

What’s next? Critical evaluation of your model, and some thoughts on better communication of scientific findings


Thanks to Matthew Gidden (@gidden) and Paul Natsuo Kishimoto (@khaeru) for providing valuable input and sharing their own teaching material.

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