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Nexus-e

Developers
ETH Zurich: Power System Lab (PSL), Research Center for Energy Networks (FEN), Reliability and Risk Engineering Laboratory (RRE), Chair of Energy and Public Economics (EEPE), Chair of Energy and Process Systems Engineering (EPSE) and Energy Science Center (ESC)

Contact
License

Closed source (model code on GitLab and accessible on request), open source (planned for 2021)

SWEET Project

EDGE - WP 1, 2, 3 and 7
PATHFNDR - WP 1

A tool for modeling energy systems and assessing the impacts of future developments. It provides an interdisciplinary framework of modules that are linked through well-defined interfaces.

Features

Facts

ClassElectricity sector model
TypeDeterministic (optimisation models) and stochastic (simulation models)
Spatial regionsCountries either represented in full detail (i.e., Switzerland), aggregated (i.e., neighbouring countries) or as fixed electricity flows (i.e., all other European countries)
Spatial resolutionNational, cantonal, nodal, municipal
Time coverageUnlimited, including path dependency
Time resolutionHourly

Sectors

Electricity systems in full detail on transmission level

Category

Inputs

Outputs

Socioeconomy
Economy wide consumption
Climate policy measures
Sociodemographic (household, age, income, gender..)
GDP
Infrastructure
Electricity - transmission network
Electricity - distribution network
Gas network
Hydrogen network
Electricity - transmission network
Environment
Total CO2 emissions
CO2 emissions from electricity production
Energy demand
Total electricity
Energy supply/production
Electricity - production
Electricity - storage
Electricity - installed capacity
Resource potential
Solar
Water
Wind
Biomass
Hydropower potential
Geothermal
Carbon storage potential
Direct demand of resources
Trade
Fossil fuels import/export price
Biomass and biofuels imports/exports
Biomass and biofuels import/export price
Hydrogen import/export price
Electricity imports/exports
Electricity import/export price
Fossil fuels (i.e. gas, gasoline, diesel) imports/exports
Technologies

Inv: Investment costs
Eff: Efficiency
OM: Operation and Maintenance costs
LCA: Life cycle assessment indicators
Batteries (Inv,Eff,OM)
Electricity generation (Inv,Eff,OM)
Electricity storage (Inv,Eff,OM)
Prices
Others

References

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