A qualitative evaluation approach for energy system modelling frameworks

Frauke Wiese*, Simon Hilpert, Cord Kaldemeyer, Guido Pleßmann

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    The research field of energy system analysis is faced with the challenge of increasingly complex systems and their sustainable transition. The challenges are not only on a technical level but also connected to societal aspects. Energy system modelling plays a decisive role in this field, and model properties define how useful it is in regard to the existing challenges. For energy system models, evaluation methods exist, but we argue that many decisions upon properties are rather made on the model generator or framework level. Thus, this paper presents a qualitative approach to evaluate frameworks in a transparent and structured way regarding their suitability to tackle energy system modelling challenges.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEnergy, Sustainability and Society
    Issue number1
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    © The Author(s). 2018 Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.


    • Energy system analysis
    • Model challenges
    • Open science
    • Open source
    • Energy modelling framework
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