GENESYS-Optimisation Framework (GENESYS (2) FW)

Name GENESYS-Optimisation Framework
Acronym GENESYS (2) FW
Methodical Focus open source , heuristic optimisation , energy system analysis
Institution(s) RWTH Aachen University Institut ISEA, RWTH Aachen University Institut IAEW
Author(s) (institution, working field, active time period) Bussar; C. ISEA (2013 - today)PROJ COORD.; OPTIMISATION; POWER SYS MODEL; Stoecker; P. ISEA(2013 - today) DATATYPES; OPTIMISATION; Moraes Jr.; L. ISEA( 2014-today) RE GENERATION; v. Bracht; N.IAEW (2014 -today) RESERVE PROVISIONING; Fehler; A. IAEW (2016-today) CONVENTIONAL POWER PLANTS
Current contact person Christian Bussar
Contact (e-mail)
Primary Purpose Optimisation Framework for the GENESYS Energy System Model (implemented in C++) Description of development corridors for technologies and environments Investment Corridor of potential system configurations Configuration of Regions and Links between Boundary definition for Scenario Investigation Flexibility of model settings to investigate targeted time span based on existing components, new investments, green field. Operation of the Model can be on hourly basis, but flexible adaptions can be implemented Analysis of of output in a series of python scripts
Support / Community / Forum
Link to User Documentation -
Link to Developer/Code Documentation -
Documentation quality expandable
Source of funding BMWI FKZ 0325692
Number of devolopers less than 10
Number of users less than 10
Open Source
License GNU LGPL
Source code available
Link to source code
Data provided all
Cooperative programming
Modelling software c++11; openmp
Internal data processing software
External optimizer
Additional software
Citation reference Bussar, C. ; Stöcker, Philipp ; Moraes Jr., Luiz ; Jacqué, Kevin ; Axelsen, Hendrik ; Sauer, D.U.: The Long-Term Power System Evolution – First Optimisation Results. In: Energy Procedia 135 (2017), p. 347–357
Citation DOI
Please list references to reports and studies which were produced using the model; 10.2314/GBV:837303370;; Several Master and Bachelor Thesis
Larger scale usage -
Modeled demand sectors -
Link to API documentation -
API to openmod database
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