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9th 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!

2nd oemof user meeting brings growing community together

Our second oemof user meeting was successfully held in May 2018 at Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg. Thanks to all participants for joining us. We were very impressed by the variety of topics that oemof is used for.

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Update: oemof user meeting – May 8th, 2018

The user meeting takes place on May 8th, 2018 from 10 am. You can find the agenda and further information here. Optionally we can have a dinner in the evening and take the morning of the next day to continue our work in the working groups. But if you can come for only one day that’s totally fine. We look forward to welcoming you in Magdeburg!

If you haven’t registered yet or if you have any questions, please write to oemof2018@rl-institut.de