Here, the Open Energy Ontology OEO is being created as a domain ontology within the field of energy system modelling. The first release of the OEO is planned for summer 2020.
An ontology is a formal collection of terms and relationships between those terms, with clear definitions and a logical interpretation. An ontology can help to provide a clear understanding of a domain of discourse. For the Open Energy Platform, this domain of discourse is energy system modelling, and with the Open Energy Ontology (OEO) we aim to develop a language that works across disciplines.
Ontologies can be used for multiple different purposes, which is why they are already used and developed in many scientific fields. Applications include:
The OEO is developed within the scope of the Open Energy Family. Nevertheless, it is developed as an ontology for the whole energy system modelling area. We explicitly want it to be used in other contextes and use cases as well.
The OEO development was initiated in the project “SzenarienDB” and is augmented in the project “LOD_GEOSS”. The development is community based and takes place on GitHub.
A OEO steering committee was created in autumn 2019.
If you find bugs or if you have ideas to improve the Open Energy Platform, you are
welcome to add your comments to the existing issues on GitHub.
You can also fork the project and get involved.
Please note that the platform is still under construction and therefore the design of this page is still highly volatile!