Model Factsheet

Overview / DIstribution Network GeneratOr (DINGO)
Name DIstribution Network GeneratOr
Acronym DINGO
Methodical Focus None
Institution(s) Reiner Lemoine Institut
Author(s) (institution, working field, active time period) Jonathan Amme; Transformation of Energy Systems; 2016-2017, Guido Pleßmann; Transformation of Energy Systems; 2016-2017
Current contact person Jonathan Amme
Contact (e-mail)
Logo /media/logos/DING0_Logo_300px.png
Primary Purpose Generate distribution grid data
Primary Outputs Distribution grid data
Support / Community / Forum
Link to User Documentation
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Documentation quality expandable
Source of funding Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in context of the funding initiative „Optimization of the Energy Supply System“ (Funding ID: 0325881B)
Number of developers less than 10
Number of users less than 10
Open Source
License GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
Source code available
Access to source code
Data provided none
Collaborative programming
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Modelling software Python3
Internal data processing software Python3 (PyPSA; Pandas; and more); PostgreSQL
External optimizer
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Modeled energy sectors (final energy) electricity
Modeled demand sectors Households, Industry, Commercial sector
Modeled technologies: components for power generation or conversion
Renewables PV, Wind, Hydro
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Modeled technologies: components for transfer, infrastructure or grid
Electricity distribution
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Heat -
Properties electrical grid AC load flow
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User behaviour and demand side management
Changes in efficiency
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Geographical coverage
Geographic (spatial) resolution districts
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Comment on geographic (spatial) resolution Coverage of the resulting dataset is Germany, whereas underlying data (input and output) has a resolution of up to single generation unit level.
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Short description of mathematical model class The model uses Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problems to describe the route of a MV grid ring topology that is solved by meta-heuristics.
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Suited for many scenarios / monte-carlo
typical computation time more than a day
Typical computation hardware Single core
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Model file format .py
Input data file format OpenEnergy Database
Output data file format OpenEnergy Database; Python pickle
Integration with other models eGo
Integration of other models
Citation reference J. Amme, G. Pleßmann, J. Bühler, L. Hülk, E. Kötter, P. Schwaegerl: The eGo grid model: An open-source and open-data based synthetic medium-voltage grid model for distribution power supply systems, IOP Conf. Series: Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 977, 2018
Citation DOI 10.1088/1742-6596/977/1/012007
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