SPINE TOOLS & OTHER TOOLS FOR ENERGY MODELLING
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION AND IMPLEMENTATION
The Mopo project builds on a set of already established tools – Spine Tools – with a focus on improving interoperability, usability, computational speed and visualisation capabilities. We will be mindful to include end-users in the development process and adaptation of the tools.
Throughout the project, new data processing tools will be developed as well.
The key components within the project include:
Component and data tools
The component tools use open-access data sources to create sectoral models at a user-chosen level of detail and scope. They include tools and data for variable renewable energy, hydropower, networks, conversion and storage, and end-use sectors.
allows flexible management and visualization of data, scenarios and workflows.
enables the design of resilient integrated energy systems to be optimised. It aims to be both easy-to-use for new users and advance the state-of-the art in energy system modelling.
The tools will be validated and demonstrated in two case studies:
- an industrial (Netherlands-Belgium-Germany)
- a Pan-European case study.