IEA-ETSAP Energy Systems Analysis Webinars

IEA-ETSAP organises online webinars on topics which are related to energy modelling in general and specific topics related to the use of ETSAP tools. The webinars are organised every one or two months with topics selected by the modelling community. The recordings of the webinars are available on ETSAP’s YouTube channel following the links below.

A webinar series will be organised by ETSAP on Integrating Sustainable Development Goals Into Energy Systems Modelling, starting on the 13th January 2022. More Information on topics and registration here.

IEA-ETSAP Webinars

CPLEX/Barrier options for TIMES models. March 2022

Dr Evangelos Panos, Paul Scherrer Institut, presented details on the the CPLEX/Barrier colver options for running TIMES models.

Webinar Series on Integrating Sustainable Development Goals Into Energy Systems Modelling

The interlinkages between sustainable development goals, energy, and climate, call for holistic approaches in their assessment. In this context, three workshops are organised to describe methodologies and data requirements to integrate sustainable development goals into energy systems models and provide insights into the value-added gained for policy analysis.

First webinar: Resilience and sustainability of power systems with high shares of renewables. January 13th 2022

This webinar aims to give a better understanding of how resilience can be achieved in future power systems with high shares of renewables to ensure affordable and sustainable electricity supply while at the same time mitigating criticalities in supply chains of materials.

Host: École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris - Paris Sciences et Lettres University (Mines Paris – PSL)

Moderator: Professor Nadia Maïzi

“State of the art on synergies and trade-offs between SDG’s and renewable energy implementation – robust evidence and research ideas”, Prof. Kirsten HALSNÆS; DTU

“Reconciling reliability and sustainability: some thermodynamics insights dedicated to the integration of renewables in the power system”, Prof. Vincent MAZAURIC; Schneider Electric

“Raw materials with a high share of low-carbon energy technologies for the energy transition”, Dr Gondia Sokhna SECK; IFPEN

Second webinar: Energy and land-use nexus. January 20th 2022

This webinar aims at providing a deeper understanding of the role of land-use change to reduce GHG emissions while contributing to other strategic priorities such as food production and biodiversity.

Host: Institut für Energiewirtschaft und Rationelle Energieanwendung (IER)

Moderator: Professor Markus Blesl

“MESSAGEix-GLOBIOM and NEST: modelling land-use, water and energy systems to assess SDGs and climate impacts at the global, national and basin scales”, Dr Adriano VINCA; IIASA

“Modeling a sustainable development pathway for climate action with REMIND-MAgPIE integrated assessment framework”, Dr Miodrag STEVANOVIC; PIK

“Integrating agriculture and land-use aspects into TIMES Pan-EU”, M.Sc. Vera SEHN; IER

Third webinar: Energy poverty and energy access. February 2022

This webinar brings together three top modelling teams to share insights on methodologies and data about integrating energy poverty and access into energy systems models and identify suitable for energy modelling sustainable development indicators on this topic.

Host: Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)

Moderator: Dr Evangelos Panos

“Access to modern energy services for all: Climate compatible development opportunity”, Dr Shonali PACHAURI; IIASA

“Tracking and modelling access to modern energy, the IEA approach”, M.Sc. Gianluca TONOLO; IEA

“Universal energy access beyond lighting: modelling demand for productive uses”, Dr Anteneh DAGNACHEW; PBL

Introducing Ancillary Services Markets in TIMES. October 2021

Evangelos Panos, Paul Scherrer Institute, presents in detail the application of the ancillary services extension in TIMES.

Reports functionality in VEDA2.0. September 2021

Amit Kanudia, KanORS-EMR, presented the details of using the Reports functionality in VEDA2.0.

Climate Variations, Fluctuations and Extremes impacts on future energy systems.

A webinar co-organised with ISIMIP and CLIM2Power projects. Hosted by the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.

Moderator: Dr Anna Krook-Riekkola.

"Making TIMES models respond to climate variability – experience from the Clim2power project", Dr Patrícia Fortes and Dr Edi Assoumou.

"Investigating the Risk of Hurricane-Induced Cascading Failures in a Synthetic Power Grid for Texas", Mr Julian Stuermer.

"What are the Impacts of Weather Fluctuations and Extremes on (Future) Energy Systems? – Research Within the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP)", Dr. Christian Otto.

"How to incorporate climate variability and fluctuations from ISIMIP data into TIMES models", Dr James Glynn.

A discussion panel with presenters, Dr. Melissa C. Lott and Dr Sofia Simoes followed the presentations.

Modelling of Variable Renewable Energy. March 2021

Topic 1: Stochastic Modelling of VRES in TIMES
Dr. Pernille Seljom presents an approach which models the short-term uncertainty of the generation of VRES explicitly, and thus provides results that capture the need for flexibility.

Topic 2: Modelling high VRES with hourly TS resolution, unit commitment, dispatch and capacity expansion in TIMES
Dr. James Glynn presents an explicit modelling approach for the hourly variations of wind, solar and hydro, integrated with the unit commitment constraints of dispatchable fossil generation power plants balanced with short term and long-term demand variations with capacity expansion.

High temporal and spatial resolution in TIMES models. February 2021

Dr. Markus Blesl, IER Univ. Stuttgart, presented details on Local Energy Systems modelling with high temporal resolution.

Dr. Tom Kober and Dr Evangelos Panos, Paul Scherrer Institut, presented Experiences on increasing the spatial and temporal resolution of TIMES models.

Version control in TIMES models. January 2021

Topic 1: Developing and using TIMES models with git, GitHub and VEDA
Olexandr Balyk, University College Cork

Topic 2: Data management and version control in collaborative multi-regional TIMES models
James Glynn, University College Cork

This webinar was organized by the IEA ETSAP and was hosted by the UCL Energy Institute at University College London.

Modelling clean energy transitions: approaches and tools for the World Energy Outlook and the Energy Technology Perspectives. December 2020

The International Energy Agency (IEA) publishes many key energy reports including two that focus on the future evolution of the global energy system: the World Energy Outlook and the Energy Technology Perspectives. In this webinar, two of the IEA’s leading modellers give an overview of their models and modelling approaches that underpin these two flagship reports.
Dr. Stéphanie Bouckaert speaks about modelling energy end-use sectors.
Dr. Uwe Remme discusses the modelling of energy transformation sectors.

This webinar was organized by the IEA ETSAP and was hosted by the UCL Energy Institute at University College London.

How to build a TIMES model from scratch. November 2020

Kathleen Vaillancourt, ESMIA Consultants: Building multi-regional models. Experiences from the development of the model for Canada and North America
Olexandr Balyk, University College Cork: Building TIMES models with flexible temporal resolution
Evangelos Panos, PSI Zurich: Building a multi-regional model using a single excel workbook and TFM_DINS
Gary Goldstein, Decisionware Group: Building a new model by transforming the VEDA TIMES-Starter

Introducing Veda 2.0. October 2020

Amit Kanudia, KanORS-EMR: Introducing Veda 2.0