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Open ENergy TRansition ANalyses for a low-carbon Economy


Definition of and requirements for case studies of the European enery transition

Report with the definition and requirement of the 8 case studies (M12-EDF) : this report, under tasks 6.1 to 6.8 will be composed of 2 parts : 1/ definition of the case studies with all considered scenarios including economical and technological assumptions 2/ specification of requirements for modelling tools, linkages and necessary data in order to execute the case studies.

Data Management Plan

The data management plan will outline the handling of research data during the project, with a focus on making data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable (FAIR). (Task 4.4)

Consistent scenarions for low carbon energy futures at pan-European level

D3.1 delivers consistent quantitative scenarios for low carbon energy futures at pan-European level. The involvement of stakeholder groups in this context is of vital importance, because these scenarios also set the boundaries for the scenario building exercises on several lower levels in Europe (country, regional, local level). Measure of success: Delivery of at least 3 (max. 5) quantitative pan-European scenarios D3.1 is allocated to Task 3.1

European storylines for low carbon futures of the European energy system

The storyline description in D7.1 provides consistent narratives guidelines for scenario studies and use case analyses in the Open ENTRANCE project. This includes technology choice and innovation, socio-economic, other social sciences and humanities aspects as well as corresponding driving forces for them. Measure of success: If convergence among several partners can be achieved in terms of narratives/ guidelines and D7.1 can delivered in time (important, because it feeds into Task 3.1) D7.1 is allocated to Task 7.2

Data exchange format and template

The data exchange format will be defined following established conventions in the scientific research community. (Task 4.2)

Communication and Dissemination Strategy I-II

The Communication and Dissemination Strategy III will identify the most appropriate channels for the OpenENTRANCE project its results and objectives in report form M6 The strategy will be updated after the first half of the project M24 The report on use of dedicated social media channels will summarise the projects virtual outreach M24 T21

Definition and implementation of the interface between the models in the suite and the Common Database

This deliverable aims to functionally describe the exchange of information between each model and the Common Database. In addition, within this deliverable, the results of the upload/download trial tests conducted to check the proper functioning of the link between each model and the Database will be reported, including any possible limitations to the amount or type of data to be exchanged. This deliverable relates to Task 5.2.

Platform operational for scenario and case study data exchange

The open modelling platform will be usable for scenario data exchange by consortium partners. This includes upload/download functionality, user rights management, data version control and visualization features. (Task 4.1) The integration with the postprocessing tool GAINS will be implemented and operational (Task 4.3)

Project Management Plan - intial version

The deliverable will be a Project Management Plan with a Gantt chart and a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). It will be delivered in a first version in M2 and updated in M30. It will include a schedule per task, responsible partner related subtasks, related deliverables, and dependencies on other tasks. The deliverable will be developed in Task 8.1.

Three workshops for development of the Open Platform

This deliverable includes Three workshops for Stakeholder Group 2 The workshops facilitate discussions between energy modelling experts to share experiences and knowledge related to modelling questions in general and with Focus on the Open Platform in particular The deliverable is a part of task 13

"Definition and implementation of the upgrades to a selected subset of models in the suite to make them ""open-source"""

Within this deliverable, first, appropriate coding guidelines to be applied to make models open will be provided. Then, each model in the suite will be classified according to its degree of openness. Lastly, those changes implemented in each open model will be described. This deliverable relates to Task 5.2.

Visual identity

The project’s visual identity (website, logo, leaflet, brochure, publication and presentation templates) will be ready (M6) and help dissemination activities. The website will be continuously updated during the project’s duration. (T2.2)

Project Management Plan - final version

The deliverable will be a Project Management Plan with a Gantt chart and a Work Breakdown Structure WBS It will be delivered in a first version in M2 and updated in M30 It will include a schedule per task responsible partner related subtasks related deliverables and dependencies on other tasksThe deliverable will be developed in Task 81

Platform operational for dissemination of modelling results

The features of the Open modelling platform will include features to make scenarios findable and understandable by other researchers and the wider public These features include improved visualization options crossreferencing to scientific publications and hyperlinks to or integration with the open tools developed as part of the OpenENTRANCE project Task 41

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Development and modelling of different decarbonization scenarios of the European energy system until 2050 as a contribution to achieving the ambitious 1.5 ∘C climate target—establishment of open source/data modelling in the European H2020 project openENTRANCE

Author(s): Hans Auer, Pedro Crespo del Granado, Pao-Yu Oei, Karlo Hainsch, Konstantin Löffler, Thorsten Burandt, Daniel Huppmann, Ingeborg Grabaak
Published in: e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, 137/7, 2020, Page(s) 346-358, ISSN 0932-383X
Publisher: Springer Verlag
DOI: 10.1007/s00502-020-00832-7

Chances and barriers for Germany's low carbon transition - Quantifying uncertainties in key influential factors

Author(s): Konstantin Löffler Thorsten Burandt Karlo Hainsch Pao-Yu Oei Frederik Seehaus Felix Wejda
Published in: Energy, vol. 239, Part A, 2022, 121901, 2021, Page(s) 121901, ISSN 0360-5442
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/

Hydrogen sourcing strategies and cross-sectoral flexibility trade-offs in net-neutral energy scenarios for Europe

Author(s): Felix Frischmuth Philipp Härtel
Published in: Energy, vol. 238, Part B, 2022, 121598, 2021, Page(s) 121598, ISSN 0360-5442
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/

pyam: Analysis and visualisation of integrated assessment and macro-energy scenarios

Author(s): Daniel Huppmann; Matthew J. Gidden; Zebedee Nicholls; Jonas Hörsch; Robin Lamboll; Paul N. Kishimoto; Thorsten Burandt; Oliver Fricko; Edward Byers; Jarmo Kikstra; Maarten Brinkerink; Maik Budzinski; Florian Maczek; Sebastian Zwickl-Bernhard; Lara Welder; Erik Francisco Álvarez Quispe; Christopher J. Smith
Published in: Open Research Europe, 15, 2021, ISSN 2732-5121
Publisher: EU
DOI: 10.12688/openreseurope.13633.1

Spatial flexibility in redispatch: Supporting low carbon energy systems with Power-to-Gas

Author(s): Bobby Xiong, Johannes Predel, Pedro Crespo del Granado, Ruud Egging-Bratseth
Published in: Applied Energy, 2020, Page(s) 116201, ISSN 0306-2619
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.116201

PV sharing in local communities: Peer-to-peer trading under consideration of the prosumers’ willingness-to-pay

Author(s): Theresia Perger Lukas Watcher Andreas Fleischhacker Hans Auer
Published in: Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 66, 2021, 102634, 2021, Page(s) 102634, ISSN 2210-6707
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2020.102634

Stable stochastic capacity expansion with variable renewables: Comparing moment matching and stratified scenario generation sampling

Author(s): Stian Backe Mohammadreza Ahang Asgeir Tomasgard
Published in: Applied Energy, vol.302, 2021, Volume 302, 117538, 2021, Page(s) 117538, ISSN 0306-2619
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.117538

Demystifying natural gas distribution grid decommissioning: An open-source approach to local deep decarbonization of urban neighborhoods

Author(s): Sebastian Zwinkl-Bernhard Hans Auer
Published in: Energy, Vol. 238, Part B, 2022, 121805, 2021, Page(s) 121805, ISSN 0360-5442
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/

Social discounting, social costs of carbon, and their use in energy system models

Author(s): Konstantin Löffler
Published in: Environmental Research Letters, vol. 16, No 10, 2021, 104005, 2021, Page(s) 104005, ISSN 1748-9326
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac228a

Energy transition scenarios: What policies, societal attitudes, and technology developments will realize the EU Green Deal?

Author(s): Karlo Hainsch Konstantin Löffler Thorsten Burandt Hans Auer Pedro Crespo del Granado Paolo Pisciella Sebastian Zwinkl-Bernhard
Published in: Energy, vol.239, Part C, 2022, 122067, 2021, Page(s) 122067, ISSN 0360-5442
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/

Citizen Participation in Low-Carbon Energy Systems: Energy Communities and Its Impact on the Electricity Demand on Neighborhood and National Level

Author(s): Sebastian Zwickl-Bernhard; Hans Auer
Published in: Energies, Vol 14, Iss 305, p 305 (2021), 8, 2021, ISSN 1996-1073
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/en14020305

Estimating marginal likelihoods from the posterior draws through a geometric identity

Author(s): Johannes Reichl
Published in: Monte Carlo Methods and Applications, 26/3, 2020, Page(s) 205-221, ISSN 0929-9629
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG
DOI: 10.1515/mcma-2020-2068

Fair Energy Sharing in Local Communities: Dynamic Participation of Prosumers

Author(s): Theresia Perger
Published in: 2020 17th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), 16-18 Sept. 2020, 2020, Page(s) 1-6, ISBN 978-1-7281-6919-4
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/eem49802.2020.9221933