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 ETSAP training will be held in Abu Dhabi on 27-29th May 2015. Register here
Note: Registration will close one month before the training. A minimum of 5 registrations are needed for the training to take place.

Two parallel courses are planned for this training session: one on VEDA-TIMES and one on ANSWER-TIMES. Both sessions will be conducted by existing users who are experienced energy systems modeling practitioners.

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

Vacancy notice on a job opportunity as "Scientific / Technical Project Officer – Modeller of Energy Technologies" at the Institute for Energy and Transport (IET) of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. Feel free to forward this information to persons with a corresponding profile who might be interested to work at the IET in Petten/Netherlands.
Candidates interested in the published position should introduce an application form through the JRC recruitment web site.

Postdoctoral Associate on Energy System Modeling and Policy Analysis in the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis.
More information are available here

Vacancy notice for a Trainee position on "Modelling the interaction between the EU energy policy goals and the deployment of low carbon energy technologies" at the Institute for Energy and Transport (IET) of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Petten/Netherlands.
Interested persons are encouraged to submit their application through the ESRA-tool (Deadline: 21/12/2014 23:59 Brussels time). More info: here

Vacant position of the Group Leader in the Energy Economics Group at PSI.
More information about this position is available at here

news  [Archives]

Scottish government has invited proposals to develop a national energy system model. See details

The ADVANCE project has issued an open call for participation in a community study on model diagnostics (see here).
The ADVANCE Diagnostics study aims to characterize and compare the behavior of energy-economy and integrated assessment models based on a set of diagnostic scenarios and indicators. You will find a more complete description of the ADVANCE activity, including its scope and protocol, at here.
If your modeling team is interested in participating in the ADVANCE model diagnostics activity, please contact either Elmar Kriegler or Volker Krey. Instructions on how to participate can be found at here.
Also note that all teams participating in the ADVANCE study must submit their first diagnostic scenarios by 11 March 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.

Call for Abstracts for the International BE4 Workshop: Including Behaviour in Energy/Engineering/Economy/Environment models
The aim of the workshop is to bring together energy system researchers with expertise and interest in representing behaviour in whole-system energy/economy/engineering/environment (E4) models. The Workshop is co-funded by ETSAP and WholeSEM.
More details can be found here.

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