Project

Spine - Open source toolbox for modelling integrated energy systems

Goal: EU project Spine will create an open source toolbox for modelling integrated energy systems. The Toolbox will be modular and adaptable, making the toolbox suitable for both detailed modelling of complex features in energy systems as well as for large-scale problems.

This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nr. 774629.

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Juha Kiviluoma
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A journal article describing Spine Toolbox has been published in SoftwareX. It gives a concise description of Spine Toolbox and it's components. We would appreciate if Spine Toolbox is acknowledged when it has an important role in academic research.
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In ResearchGate:
 
Nelli Putkonen
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Why is open-source only just coming to energy models? Why are there some many competing models? Read Juha Kiviluoma's thoughts on the problems and benefits of open-source energy model trends on ESIG blog: https://www.esig.energy/trends-of-open-sourcing-models-in-the-energy-space/
 
Laura Sokka
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The optimisation model SpineOpt, developed within the Spine Project, allows optimisation of many sectors simultaneously, but also flexible adjustment of the accuracy of the calculation when the most accurate modelling is needed:
 
Nelli Putkonen
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Welcome to get to know new energy modelling tools by four-year EU project Spine. Sign up for the free open-for-all webinars now at spine-model.org/spine_webinar.htm !
 
Nelli Putkonen
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Four-year EU project Spine is coming to an end and presenting novel energy modelling tools in four free open-for-all webinars. Join one or more webinars:
7 Sep 2021 — SpineOpt (with EERA JP ESI)
8 Sep 2021 — Spine Toolbox (with G-PST, notice new date)
9 Sep 2021 — Case Studies
10 Sep 2021 — SpineInterface
Read more and sign up: spine-model.org/spine_webinar.htm
 
Juha Kiviluoma
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Four years ago EU project Spine set out to build open-source tools to help modellers manage data and workflow for multiple models working at different scales across power and energy systems. The end result of that process is a set of three tools: Spine Toolbox to manage data, workflow and scenarios for multiple models; SpineOpt to go where no energy system modelling framework has gone before; and SpineInterface for quickly building up bespoke optimization models.
Join one more of our four free open-for-all demonstration webinars 6-7 and 9-10 September for introduction and case examples of Spine energy system modelling tools: www.spine-model.org/spine_webinar.htm
 
Laura Sokka
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Spine project is having its eighth project meeting virtually. Jody Dillon from Energy Reform Consulting is presenting the status of the Spine Toolbox. #energy #modelling
 
Laura Sokka
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Documentation of the SpineOpt as Deliverable D3.1 has just been published. See http://spine-model.org/publications.htm and https://github.com/Spine-project/SpineOpt.jl #energytransition #modelling #energy
 
Laura Sokka
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Two brilliant Masters' thesis made at KTH Royal Institute of Technology as part of Spine project http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-285503 http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-286815
 
Laura Sokka
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Check-out an excellent webinar by Robbie Morrison on open energy system models: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gxOLWW3OBc #Spinemodel #energymodel #energy #webinar #Spinetoolbox
 
Laura Sokka
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A paper on the open-source modelling and simulation of the Nordic hydro power system by Iasonas Kouveliotis-Lysikatos and colleagues from @KTHuniversity published recently in Energies: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073 /14/5/1425
 
Laura Sokka
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Spine coordinator Juha Kiviluoma is one of the co-authors of a recent article on open-source tools for energy system modelling just published in Joule:
 
Laura Sokka
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@Spine project is having its 6th project meeting virtually this week, planning for the next and final project year! Lot of interesting workshops and deliverables coming up, stay tuned for them #energytransition #energymodelling
 
Laura Sokka
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Video poster on Analyzing cross-border balancing capacity coordination in a high-renewables power system presented by Maren Ihlemann at the EMP-E 2020 conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBQwjd8QuK8
 
Laura Sokka
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Introduction to Spine Toolbox and SpineOpt by Juha Kiviluoma at the EMP-E 2020 conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9wU4MfhvNM
 
Laura Sokka
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Modelling an energy system in 3 minutes with Spine: https://youtube.com/watch?v=oemuYkKpLa8
#spineproject #energytransition #energymodelling
 
Laura Sokka
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Dr. Juha Kiviluoma is giving a presentation on "Serving different models from the same database (GAMS & Julia)" at the EMP-E 2020 conference held online between 6-8 October, 2020.
 
Laura Sokka
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@Spine_Project is presently co-organising a session on "Infrastructure for integrating models across spatial and sectoral scales to facilitate openness and transparency" at the Energy Modelling Platform for Europe Conference (EMP-E 2020). For more information, see http://energymodellingplatform.eu #EMP_E2020 #energymodelling
 
Laura Sokka
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Iasonas Kouveliotis Lysikatos is giving a presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST) held online 7-9 September with the title "Network Aggregation Tool for the Energy System Modelling Framework Spine" https://sest2020.org/program.html
 
Laura Sokka
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Iasonas Kouveliotis-Lysikatos presented Spine yesterday with the title "Exploring Multitemporal Hydro Power Models of the Nordic Power System using Spine Toolbox" in the virtual 55th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2020, see http://upec2020.polito.it
 
Laura Sokka
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Second Newsletter of Spine is now out! See: http://www.spine-model.org/newsletter/newsletter2.htm
 
Laura Sokka
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Spine Project team consisting of researchers gathered for a group photo in the project meeting at Espoo, Finland. Check out http://spine-model.org for further updates.
 
Laura Sokka
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Spine project is starting its four-day project meeting in VTT at the sunny Espoo, Finland. The advisory board of the project will be joining the meeting on Tuesday to discuss the project's progress.
 
Laura Sokka
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Dr. Erik Delarue from KU Leuven presented the Spine Toolbox at the EU Conference on Modelling for Policy support: Experiences, challenges and the way ahead with the title "Energy system modelling: Toolbox development for policy decision support" https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/know4pol/document.cfm?doc_id=63995
 
Laura Sokka
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Spine Toolbox’s User Guide has been published online. The guide includes a Getting Started tutorial, which familiarizes the user with the basic concepts of the application, as well as a tutorial for running the Spine case study A5 Hydro power study with river systems.
You can read the User Guide using a web browser or download it as a PDF document:
#Userguide #Toolbox #energysystems
 
Laura Sokka
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Second day of the Spine Project meeting at KTH in Stockholm. #energy #modelling
 
Laura Sokka
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Spine is having a project meeting @KTH in the sunny Stockholm! #energy #modelling #energytransition
 
Laura Sokka
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The first Newsletter of Spine was just released. See: http://www.spine-model.org/pdf/Spine_Newsletter_1.pdf
 
Laura Sokka
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Jody Dillon presented @Spine_Project at the workshop on the Development of an Open Modelling Platform for Electrification and Deep Decarbonisation Studies organised by the Natural Resources Canada in Montreal between 22 to 23 February 2019
 
Laura Sokka
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Spine Toolbox version 0.2 has been launched! See http://www.spine-model.org/spine_toolbox.htm
for installation package and tutorials.
 
Laura Sokka
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Steffen Kaminski is today presenting the Spine model and toolbox in the 74th Semi-Annual ETSAP workshop, in Stuttgart, Germany (https://iea-etsap.org/index.php/etsap-meeting). #EnergyModel #IEA
 
Laura Sokka
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The Spine project is having its second annual meeting in UCD between 5 to 8 November 2018.
 
Laura Sokka
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Researchers of the Spine project, @J_Kiviluoma, Erik Delarue and Kris Poncelet, presented a poster in the EMP-E conference 2018 'Modelling Clean Energy Pathways' on September 25 – 26th, 2018 in Brussels http://www.energymodellingplatform.eu/
 
Laura Sokka
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Spine project is releasing its first public versions of Spine Toolbox and Spine Model. While both are functional, they are still under heavy development and not ready for practical use. See: https://github.com/Spine-project
Spine Toolbox has also an installer available at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1t-AIIwRMl3HiYgka4ex5bCccI2gpbspK
 
Laura Sokka
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Laura Sokka
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Over 40 researchers and experts will gather tomorrow in the technical workshop organised by @Spine_Project in collaboration with EERA ESI to discuss the next generation of energy system models @DTU Lungby #EnergyTransition #modelling #H2020
 
Juha Kiviluoma
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EU project Spine will create an open source toolbox for modelling integrated energy systems. The Toolbox will be modular and adaptable, making the toolbox suitable for both detailed modelling of complex features in energy systems as well as for large-scale problems.
This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nr. 774629.