This ESR will build on an existing open source and open data based energy system modeling framework (OEMOF) of the German and European power sector, which has been developed by the research team at Europa-Universitaet Flensburg. While an ongoing research project (ANGUS II) is extending this framework to couple the heat and power sector including electricity and heat storage ESR 2 will work on the extension of the open source modelling framework to include the transport sector and to systematically include the major dispatchable loads of the power, heat and transport sectors, which will play a significant role in the short term balancing and stabilization of future energy systems including high shares of fluctuating renewable energy sources. The ESR will mainly concentrate on the North Sea, Germany, and the countries directly adjacent to the North Sea. ESR 2 will work in very close cooperation with ESR 5 and in close cooperation with other ESRs addressing energy system modelling issues.

Planned secondments: TNO (Netherlands) / possibly ECN (Netherlands), Göteborg Energi (Sweden), and Aalborg University (Denmark).
Lead supervisor: prof. dr. Olav Hohmeyer.

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