At October 19th 2017, the research project oemof_heat started with a kick-off workshop in the facilities of the Reiner Lemoine Institute. The project’s goal is to investigate the potential of coupling electricity and heat sector. Therefore, the open energy modelling framework (oemof) will be expanded, based on existing work on heat system modelling within oemof, and corresponding scenarios will be developed. In the next three years we focus on district heating systems, heat storage and process heat applications.
Within a scientific exchange between the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (ZNES) in Flensburg, Germany, and National Laboratory Astana at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, oemof and the relevance of open modelling and data has been highlighted on a scientific cross-border forum between Kazakhstan and Russia. The forum was organized by Young Researchers Association at First President Foundation of Republic Kazakhstan and held over several days in Astana and Burabay.
We added a new oemof repository aiming at collecting all kinds of examples on how to use oemof and its various libraries. You are welcome to help us fill the new repo by contributing your example via a pull request or by sending us an e-mail (see here for contact information).
We are happy to announce the program of the first oemof user meeting. The meeting will include a broad range of hands on presentations showing the variability and possible applications of oemof and will leave plenty of room to discuss and get in contact with other users and developers. Continue reading “Preliminary program of the oemof user meeting 2017”