Open Energy Modelling Workshop

22-24 May 2019, Aarhus University

Kristine Askeland
Miguel F. Astudillo

PhD student at the University of Sherbrooke (Canada). Working on the integration of energy system models and life cycle assessment

Clayton Barrows
Sarah Berendes

I am an Engineer in Renewable Energy Systems and an Open Source enthusiast. I am working with the Off-Grid Team at RLI since March 2018. My modelling focus is directed to optimization / LP and MIPs of isolated island energy systems for system design and controller strategy identification. I also worked intensively with Oemof throughout the last year.

Sascha Birk

I am a research assistand at the University of Applied Sciences Cologne. I am working on the simulation and optimization of virtual power plats in distribution grids.

Christian Brosig
Tom Brown

I'm an energy system modeller at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). I'm interested in exploring models of the energy system with very low carbon dioxide emissions with free software. We've developed our own toolbox for doing this, [Python for Power System Analysis](, which has a special focus on grid modelling. I'm also interested in open access publishing.

Simon Burges
Dominik Franjo Dominkovic

A postdoc working at DTU Compute, Denmark. I have been working with energy modelling for the last 7-8 years. My focus is on integrated energy modelling, more specifically energy storage and demand response within the integrated energy systems framework.

Anselm Eicke

As trained energy engineer (BSc from TU Berlin) and energy economist (Sciences Po Paris), I am currently working as Research Associate at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin where I also persue a PhD in Energy Economics. I focus on locational investment signals during my research.

Hakan Ergun

I did my PhD in transmission expansion planing at KU Leuven and I am currently working as a research expert there. My main areas of interest are power system modelling in the optimization context throughout distribution and transmission networks, with a special attention on HVDC grids.

Fabrizio Fattori

PhD student working on the effect of recycling on renewable energy infrastructure development scenarios and embodied material/energy. Methods: physical input-output models, LCA, ecological network analysis, process control. Languages: R, Python.

Martin Glauer
Pedro Crespo Del Granado
Stephan Günther
Johannes Hampp
Heidi Ursula Heinrichs

Postdoc researcher with special interest in global energy systems and their related challenges and trade options. I'm especially curious about finding the "best" level of detail and scenario setting to obtain robust solutions in energy systems assessment.

Fabian Hofmann
Jonas Hörsch

I worked as an energy system modeller at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the briefly for the Reiner-Lemoine-Institute (RLI). My focus lies on the optimization of low-carbon energy systems. We have build a toolbox for this, Python for Power System Analysis (PyPSA), which has a special focus on grid modelling and I setup and maintain the model `PyPSA-Eur` for optimizing the renewable expansion of the European electricity system.

Oluyemi Jegede
Tarun Khanna
Sebastian Kiefer
Alexander Kies
Geo Kocheril
Daniel Kucevic
Jann Launer
Hailiang Liu

Hailiang Liu, a PhD Fellow at Aarhus University, Denmark, works on large scale renewable energy systems. He has been working on high resolution wind/solar/hydro power generation time series modelling and validation, cost-optimal electricity network design on continental scale and side projects such as future hourly electricity demand modelling. He programs with Python and used to dealing with large amount of data.

Jan Liße

Head of software engineering at elena international.

Oleg Lugovoy

My name is Makpal. I study the Master programme "Energy and Environment Management" in Europe University Flensburg. This is my 1st year of study. Before I worked as a junior researcher at PI "National Laboratory Astana" ( for 3,5 years. I worked in a team that developed an optimization power system model of Kazakhstan together with german experts from DIW Berlin. The result of our work is the paper: Assembayeva, M., Egerer, J., Mendelevitch, R., & Zhakiyev, N. (2018).... [read more on forum profile]

Wolfgang Meyer

I am a mechanical engineer with specialization in energy technology. As a Consultant and Analyst at r2b- energy consulting I am involved in energy policy consulting projects based on electricity market modelling. My focus is on Coal phase out, CHP and district heating systems. I work mainly with GAMS.

Pablo Tapetado Moraleda
Robbie Morrison

I began energy modeling in 1995 and maintained [deeco]( for seven years. deeco classes as the first open energy system model and was being publicly distributed by 2004 under a [GPL-2.0+]( license via SSH [shell account]( I later wrote xeona, a hybrid [agent-based]( high-resolution energy... [read more on forum profile]

Fabian Neumann

- PhD student in energy system modelling and informatics at KIT focussing on methodologies to improve network representations in energy system optimisations - Former research associate at Fraunhofer ISI in energy economics - MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems from University of Edinburgh focussing on electric vehicle charging coordination in distribution networks under uncertainty - BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from KIT and research assistant at FZI Karlsruhe focussing on scheduling heat pumps

Leonhard Odersky
Thomas Offergeld

I'm a PhD student and researcher working on grid automation architectures and methods for efficient and resilient grid operation.

Derrick Oswald

Studied EE at UW before computers were cute. Programmed at various companies for 40 years. Now consulting in big data for electric utilities.

Matija Pavičević

Research Assistant at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture Representative of SDEWES centre

Jeroen Peters
Sylvain Quoilin

I am an assistant professor at the KU Leuven (Belgium) and at the University of Liège. I conduct research in the field of Smart Energy Systems, mainly focused on the transition towards clean and renewable energy production. In the course of my work I created and lead development of various open-source modelling tools, such as ThermoCycle, Dispa-SET or GPExp.

Ramiz Qussous
David Radu

PhD student applying optimization techniques to power system planning studies. Among others, dealing with generation / transmission / storage expansion problems, sector coupling issues and variable renewable energy resource assessment.

Peter Regner
Felix Reitz
Mathieu Saurat
Florian Schaefer
Leon Schwenk-Nebbe
Bruno Schyska

I am a Phd estudent from the Liege university, my research focus on rural electrification on developing countries with an special focus in Bolivia.

Nicolo’ Stevanato
Leon Thurner
Marc Trageser

Research assistant at the Institute for High Voltage Technologies of the RWTH Aachen University. I am part of the team that researches in the field of distribution grid planning and operation.

Bo Tranberg
Jan Frederick Unnewehr
Marta Victoria

I'm a postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University. My Ph.D. and previous research were devoted to the design, simulation, and characterization of high-efficiency photovoltaic systems. Now, I'm focused on the modeling of large-scale energy systems with high renewable penetration, as well as on modeling PV and wind time series. I'm also highly interested in the regulative, political, and social aspects of the energy transition.

Jens Weibezahn
Christian Winger

I do mostly databases, GIS, and python. A little web development too, if I have to.

Christian Winzer

Lecturer at the Zürich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

Jarrad Wright
Niklas Wulff
Sebastian Wunderlich
Kun Zhu

I am a PhD fellow from Sustainable Energy System group at Aarhus University, who seeks cost-effective transition pathways to reduce GHG emissions in the European energy system.

Claude Kloeckl

I'm a researcher at the RLI and currently working on analyzing flexibilites in distribution grids([#eDisGo](, [#ding0]( and simulation of fluctuating renewable energy sources ([#oemof.feedinlib](, [#windpowerlib](

I am working in the field of energy system modeling and optimization at the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems of the Europa Universität Flensburg.