Operating the electricity system with the 2050 targeted shares of RES will only be possible and affordable if both grids and generation assets evolve towards a system designed to maximise its capacity to host such amounts of RES. This requires optimizing existing assets and new investments, while making the best use of all flexibilities (considering geographical location and services provided to the system). An integrated representation of the system is then mandatory, which requires overcoming significant technical hurdles. plan4res will design a set of highly interconnected models (strategic investment – operational simulation – multi-modal system integration), working synergistically while retaining the modularity (possibility of representing only sub-parts of the system, either functionally, geographically or on a specific time horizon, with a specific time resolution, or replacing every model and algorithm by another one) which is necessary for tailoring the tool to the different needs of various stakeholders.
plan4res will deliver:
* An integrated end-to-end planning and operation modelling suite;
* An IT platform for seamless access to data and high performance computing resources, catering for flexible models (easily replacing submodels and efficient solution algorithms);
* Public datasets and case studies, focused on multi-energy integration, uncertainties and flexibility cost assessment.
Public datasets will be uploaded in this repository.