what open energy system modelers do
Interesting online meeting today. I was
not seriously suggesting that LF Energy branches out into
long‑haul energy policy analysis (but thanks @eric for the
For a flavor of what open energy system modelers do, the summaries for our next online mini‑workshop in four weeks time could assist:
And to reinforce that "kinda‑open" is not
sufficient for my community. Our minimum standard for
data is open data licenses. Directly equivalent to the standard
used for open source software development. Why should we accept
a lower threshold for data and content?
Open energy system models are on the cusp of becoming the default. But open data and open standards for said data are currently major headaches. For instance, this posting nine days ago on the static grid model for Europe that I tried to outline on the zoom call :
Quoting from that email (and this is like crawling on broken glass):
The semantics that underpin the EPRI‑led
reference architecture discussed today would be of very
considerable interest to open energy system modelers — I am sure
— but only if the data files are made public under CC‑BY‑4.0.
Software licenses don't work for data files (nor were they ever
designed to do so).
Hard to estimate the size of our
community but easily several hundred full‑time researchers.
Please help us become more productive! :)
with best wishes, Robbie
-- Robbie Morrison Address: Schillerstrasse 85, 10627 Berlin, Germany Phone: +49.30.612-87617