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Next oemof developer and user meeting in May 2019

The next oemof meeting will take place in Oldenburg from 15th to 17th of May. The event is hosted by the DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems. It will combine the 3rd annual user meeting and the 10th biannual developer meeting.

The developer meeting aims at the specification of upcoming features and functions within oemof. The user meeting gives the opportunity to improve and accelerate your work by exchanging with other users. This second part officially starts on Thursday (May 16th) after lunch. It will include an introduction to oemof v0.3.

Anyone who is interested is cordially invited to participate. Please find detailed information and the topics we collected up to now at https://github.com/oemof/organisation/wiki/Meeting-May-2019. If you want to register or have topics to add, please contact us at https://github.com/oemof/organisation/issues/43 or via email (patrik.schoenfeldt@dlr.de). We will develop the agenda based on your input.

Comment on recently published book about oemof

Recently a book about oemof [1] has been published. As explicitly stated by the author, this book is not written by the oemof community. Generally, books about software can be a good source to give newcomers a comprehensive view of a field and show how the software can be used to approach problems in that field. In this sense, they can fulfill a purpose that goes beyond what can be reached by the documentation written by the programmers.

However, this book stays rather close to the code and much of the information provided is outdated or not presented correctly. Continue reading “Comment on recently published book about oemof”

TESPy version 0.1.0 published

With the first release of a minor version, TESPy takes an important step for future development: We have added software tests and a first benchmark case testing results of TESPy vs. results of a different commercial software. On top, the API-documentation has been revised and improved in many places. Examples for every component as well as all major modules and classes (network, network_reader, connection, bus) provide support for the users! Continue reading “TESPy version 0.1.0 published”

The first single zero release of windpowerlib (v0.1.0)

The windpowerlib has taken a major step and released v0.1.0. The code has been cleaned up, new features were added and a comprehensive testing environment guarantees more stability.

The new release equips the windpowerlib with a large amount of new functionalities. A major change is the modelling of wind farms where wake Continue reading “The first single zero release of windpowerlib (v0.1.0)”

Growing developer community at the 9th oemof developer meeting in Flensburg

Last week the 8th oemof developer meeting took place in Flensburg. More and more people use the oemof framework for their projects and are ready to participate in the developing process.

The developer meeting is always a good place to meet the people behind the scenes, introduce own problems on energy system modelling and gradually learn about the structures of the developing process.

Continue reading “Growing developer community at the 9th oemof developer meeting in Flensburg”

oemof evaluated in scientific article

The article “A qualitative evaluation approach for energy system modelling frameworks” is published in Energy, Sustainability and Society.

The authors identified ‘complexity’, ‘scientific standards’, ‘utilisation’, ‘interdisciplinary modelling’ and ‘uncertainty’ as the current main challenges of energy system modelling. By means of a case study, oemof’s contribution to tackle these challenges is analysed.