|Methodical Focus||open source , electricity , district heat|
|Institution(s)||RAM-lose, DTU Danish Technical University, NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences, TTU Tallinn University of Technology, EA Energianalyse|
|Author(s) (institution, working field, active time period)|
|Current contact person||Hans Ravn|
|Primary Purpose||Balmorel is a model for analysing the electricity and combined heat and power sectors in an international perspective. It is highly versatile and may be applied for long range planning as well as shorter time operational analysis. The model is developed in a model language, and the source code is readily available, thus providing complete documentation of the functionalities. Moreover, the user may modify the model according to specific requirements, making the model suited for any purpose within the focus parts of the energy system. Balmorel is a partial equilibrium model for simultaneous optimisation of generation, transmission and consumption of electricity and heat under the assumption of perfectly competitive markets. The model finds the optimal way to satisfy the energy demand maximising social welfare, viz., consumers' utility minus producers' cost of electricity and district heat generation, storage, transmission and distribution; subject to technical, physical and regulatory constraints.|
|Support / Community / Forum|
|Link to User Documentation||http://balmorel.com/index.php/downloadmodel/getting-started; http://balmorel.com/images/downloads/model/BMS303-20160907.pdf|
|Link to Developer/Code Documentation||http://balmorel.com/images/downloads/model/|
|Source of funding||project-based|
|Number of devolopers||less than 10|
|Number of users||less than 100|
|Please list references to reports and studies which were produced using the model||http://balmorel.com/index.php/activities; http://balmorel.com/index.php/publications|
|Larger scale usage||DTU, NMBU, TTU, EA Energy Analysis, COWI, HOFOR, Danish Energy Association, Estonian Transmission System Operator Elering, Mexican Energy Minsitery, Eastern African Power Pool (EAPP), Sino-Danish Renewable Energy Development (RED) programme|
|Modeled demand sectors||
|Link to API documentation|
|API to openmod database|
|Points/degree of abstraction||medium|
|Models using this framework||Balmorel|
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