Dataset Open Access
Schlachtberger, David; Brown, Tom; Schramm, Stefan; Greiner, Martin
The Benefits of Cooperation in a Highly Renewable European Electricity Network
The files in this record contain the model-specific code, input data, and output data considered in the Benefits of Cooperation paper.
You are welcome to use the provided data under the given open-source licence, and if you do please cite the paper doi:10.1016/j.energy.2017.06.004.
Please note that the derivation of the data in data/renewables/ is not open, because it uses the REatlas software  which has a closed source server part. (There is an free software implementation of the REatlas at https://github.com/FRESNA/atlite but it wasn't ready in time to be used for this dataset.)
The code that is required to generate the output data consists of
The code heavily relies on the python package vresutils which is available at https://github.com/FRESNA/vresutils
The record also contains the input data in the data/ directory. They are described in detail in the paper, but a short summary is provided here:
The output data generated by the model is in sub-folders of the results/ directory following the naming scheme [costsource]-CO[CO2costs]-T[timerange]-[technologies]-LV[linevolume]_c[crossover]_base_[costsource]_solar1_7_[formulation]-[startdate]/, where
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