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Growing developer community at the 8th 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.

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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.

8th oemof developer meeting – 5-7 November in Flensburg

In the beginning of November the next oemof developer meeting takes place in Flensburg.

Our developer meetings take place every six months and aim at the further development of new features and functions within oemof. Moreover we will discuss the future community structure and the collaborative programming process.

Anyone who is interested is cordially invited to participate. Please find detailled information and the topics we collected up to now here: https://github.com/oemof/organisation/wiki/Meeting-November-2018

If you want to be part of it or have topics to add, please contact us via oemof2018@rl-institut.de or https://github.com/oemof/organisation/issues/31

Modelling cooling concepts for Oman with oemof

From 2nd to 6th September 2018, the Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin supported a training course on sustainable energy concepts at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Muscat, Oman. The course, jointly led by experts from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the Research Council of Oman (TRC) and the Centre for Community Service & Continuing Education at SQU, applied oemof to model cooling concepts in Oman.

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Scientific article about oemof published

Our oemof article has been finally published in Energy Strategy Reviews.

Some key points that are covered in the article:

* Comparison of oemof and other open models
* Concept, architecture and implementation
* Usage concept
* Mathematical description

If you do not have access to the sciencedirect network you can download the paper for free until the beginning of September using this link.

If you are interested in obtaining the original version of the paper after the  free phase until the beginning of September you can contact us to get your personal copy. Alternatively, you can download an e-print of the last version on arXiv.

TESPy version 0.0.3 available

The third release of TESPy is available at PyPI:

TESPy (Thermal Engineering Systems in Python) is a new software in the oemof cosmos. It supplies a large toolbox for simulation of thermal processes, such as heat pumps, thermal power plants or heating networks. You can use TESPy for the design of your plants and predict the offdesign performance. This way TESPy can provide characteristics, for instance the backpressure-line of a chp or temperature dependent COP of a heat pump, for your energy system optimization in oemof.solph.

Version 0.0.3 provides a new component, improved convergence stability as well as some other new features!

See the What’s New section of the documentation for detailed information. Use github for bug reports.

Have fun working with TESPy!