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Open Source
License Academic Free License v3.0
Framework Name Global Energy System Model (GENeSYS-MOD)
Contact (e-mail)
Current contact person Konstantin Löffler
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Institution(s) Technische Universität Berlin
Geographical Scope Global, Regional, National
Sectoral Scope Electricity, Heat/Cooling, Transport
General Problem Scope Forecasting
Specific Problem Scope Energy supply, Environmental, Integrated approach, Modular build-up, Energy dispatch, Capacity expansion planning, Sector-coupling
Inital purpose Student Research Project
Inital purpose change Yes, used for long-term energy scenarios on different regional levels
Research questions long-term energy scenarios, effect of climate targets on the energy system, sector coupling potentials and effects
Inital Release Date 2017-10-01
Parent Framework Open Source Energy Modelling System (OSeMOSYS)
Version Version 2.3
Source of funding CoalExit/BMBF
Programming Framework GAMS
External Solver CPLEX, Gurobi, Coin-Or CBC
Input Data Format XLSX, CSV, GAMS data exchange format (gdx)
Auto model generator
data preprocessing
Output Data Format XLSX, CSV, GAMS data exchange format (gdx)
data postprocessing
plotting functionalities
The analytical approach Bottom up
Additional software Solver for GAMS
interfaces gamside is recommended over GAMS studio
The mathematical approach Linear Programming
The underlying methodology Optimization
Objective function type Minimize Total System Cost
Open Source
License Academic Free License v3.0
Code availability -
Data availability -
Data provided none
Open to developers
Support Forum, Mail, Model Examples
Link to User Documentation {"{\"In Progress\"}"}
Installation guide
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Link to code documentation In Progress
Skills basic Modelling experience, GAMS knowledge is helpful
Skills advanced -
Fixed units
Renewable Technology Inclusion Hydro, Solar, Geothermal, Wind, Wave, Biomass, Tidal
Storage Technology Inclusion Pumped-hydro energy storage, Battery energy storage, Compressed-air energy storage, Hydrogen production / storage / consumption
Transport Demand Internal-combustion vehicles, Battery-electric vehicles, Hydrogen vehicles, Rail, Aviation
Residential Demand Heating, Lighting, Cooking, Appliance usage, Smart appliances & Smart metres
Commercial Demand Offices, Warehouses, Retail
Agricultural demand
Grid model Single-node model
Cost Inclusion Fuel prices, Investment, Fixed Operation & Maintenance, Variable Operation & Maintenance, CO2 cost
New components
Variable time step
Variable rolling
Commonly used time step Hourly, Variable-size time slices
Commonly modelled time horizon long term (>=15)
Reference Studies/Models Global, Europe, China, India, Stranded-assets in Europe, Colombia, South-Africa, Germany
Citation reference GENeSYS-MOD v2.0 – Enhancing the Global Energy System Model: Model Improvements, Framework Changes, and European Data Set
Citation Burandt, T., K. Löffler, K. Hainsch (2018). GENeSYS-MOD v2.0 – Enhancing the Global Energy System Model: Model Improvements, Framework Changes, and European Data Set. DIW Data Documentation 94 (6). Berlin, Germany.
Projects using the framework CoalExit, FFF, openENTRANCE, OSMOSE
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Renewable Global Electricity MODEX OSeMOSYS open_MODEX