Name Energy systems modeling R-toolbox
Acronym energyRt
Methodical Focus Optimization
Author(s) (institution, working field, active time period) Vladimir Potashnikov, Oleg Lugovoy
Current contact person Oleg Lugovoy
Contact (e-mail)
Primary Purpose energyRt is a package for R to develop Reference Energy System (RES) models and analyze energy-technologies. The package includes a standard RES (or "Bottom-Up") linear, cost-minimizing model, which can be solved by GAMS or GLPK. The model has similarities with TIMES/MARKAL, OSeMOSYS, but has its own specifics, f.i. definition of technologies.
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License GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
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Model file format .exe
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