Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program


training  [Archives]

IEA-ETSAP offers training courses at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels (programs and conditions) to introduce new users to its model generators and user interfaces. If you are interested, please post your intent icons (with expectations) on the forum where groups of potential participants can form in different parts of the world.

The next training session for VEDA-TIMES will take place in Torino, Italy in the period 29th June - 1st July 2015.
The detailed agenda of the training programme and logistics information.
The registration form is available here
Please note that the training will take place only if there is a minimum of five trainees.

jobs  [Archives]

The Grantham Institute at Imperial College London (2nd best university in the world according to QS) is recruiting a modeller.
More information are available here

Job opportunity as "Scientific/Technical Support Officer - Modelling Electricity Storage in Power Systems/Markets and its Market Valuation" at the Institute for Energy and Transport (IET) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Petten/Netherlands.
Candidates interested in the published position should introduce an application form through the JRC recruitment web site (and respond to the Call for expression of interest mentioned below, unless they are already on a Contract Agent reserve list)
A recently launched "Call for expressions of interest: Researchers - Function group IV - COM/1/2015/GFIV – Research". The call is open to all scientific domains and is aimed at candidates with: a) a level of education corresponding to completed university degree of at least three years and 5 years of professional experience in the relevant scientific field or b) a doctoral degree in the relevant scientific field. More information are available here

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The international workshop on "Addressing flexibility in energy system models" was held on December 4 and 5 2014 at the premises of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre – Institute for Energy and Transport in Petten, The Netherlands. Around 40 energy modelling experts and researchers from universities, research centres, the power industry, international organisations, and the European Commission (DGs ENER and JRC) met to present and discuss their views on the modelling of flexibility issues, the linkage of energy system models and sector-detailed energy models, the integration of high shares of variable renewable energy sources, and the representation of flexibility needs in power system models. The discussions took into account modelling and data-related methodological aspects, with their limitations and uncertainties, as well as possible alternatives to be implemented within energy system models. The report of the workshop, including conclusions and recommendations resulting from the discussions and the contributions from all the participants, is now available as a JRC Scientific and Policy Report.

wholeSEM particularly welcomes PhD contributions to the conference by having a dedicated poster session to showcase PhD student research into building or linking energy models. This is a great opportunity for PhD students to present their research to leading experts in industry and academia. Successful applicants will receive a free place to attend the whole conference and will be eligible for travel and accommodation bursaries.
Further information about the conference and calls for abstracts can be found on our website and in the attached pdf.
Abstract submission deadline: Friday 10th April 2015.

The Joint Research Center/Institute of Energy and Transport has just published the ETRI 2014 Report, which provides up-to-date cost and performance characteristics of the present and future European energy technology portfolio until 2050.

Since September 2011, ETASP E-TechDS is working in cooperation with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to develop and update briefs on renewable energy technologies.

A discussion forumhas been set up to facilitate multilateral discussions on various ETSAP issues. ETSAP members are encouraged to register and participate.

ETSAP members can now access the ETSAP-TIAM model.

You may obtain a fully functional evaluation version of the MARKAL/TIMES, and GAMS, running under the ANSWER and/or VEDA "shells" upon execution of the ETSAP Letter of Agreement governing access to, and use of, ETSAP Tools. here