Since many of us are stuck at home due to the corona virus lockdown, I’d like to suggest we try an online lightning talk mini-workshop.
When: Thursday 26th March 2020 for 2.5 hours starting at 1500 UTC (0500 Hawaii (sorry), 0800 California, 1100 New York, 1500 London, 1600 Berlin & Paris, 1700 Jo’burg, 2030 Delhi, 2300 Beijing & Singapore, 0000 Tokyo (sorry), 0200 Sydney (sorry))
What: 13 slots for 6 minute talks + 4 minutes questions/comments. Topic is broadly “open models and data for energy modelling”. For example, you could spread the love for some model, tool, library, or unknown but valuable feature of a library; you could keep everyone updated with developments in open science; or share a success story where open science made an impact.
Who: Anyone can join to listen (up to 300 participants). We’re limited to 13 presentation slots.
How to suggest a talk: Sorry, we’re full!
How to connect: Use Zoom (works for Windozzz, Mac, GNU/Linux, please download, install and test before the workshop), meeting room https://dcu-ie.zoom.us/j/341129483 (NB: updated on Tuesday 24th March), apologies that it’s not free software, but it works very well for group calls. Technical zoom hosting provided by the Energy and Climate Research Network (ECRN) at Dublin City University, with support from the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Insight Centre for Data Analytics.
Talk format: Zoom allows you to share your screen with other participants, so you can share your talk slides. We’d appreciate it if you made the slides available beforehand with an open licence like Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0). Details of how to share your slides to follow.
Schedule (UTC, list of talks below)
1510 Talks start
1720 Talks finish
1720 Feedback round
1730 Official finish
1730 Meeting will stay open for anyone to continue discussions
1800 Final finish
1800 Hot tip: an Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) online workshop on Synchronous Condenser and Control System Considerations for Weak Grid Applications, part of a series running over the next few weeks
Talks (in order of presentation)
- Greg Schivley, Carbon Impact Consulting. Create capacity expansion model inputs with PowerGenome. Spend less (zero?) time wrangling data, more time answering questions. US only, work in progress. Full release — including all required data — expected this summer.
- Daniel Olsen, Intellectual Ventures. U.S. Test System with High Spatial and Temporal Resolution for Renewable Integration Studies. See the preprint.
- Neshwin Rodrigues, TERI, Modelling India’s power sector with PyPSA.
- Santiago Peñate. HELM in GridCal. Holomorphic Embedding Power Flow - closed vs open science approach.
- Clayton Barrows, National Renewable Energy Lab. PowerSimulations.jl - Scalable Power System Optimization in Julia (304.7 KB), also as Jupyter notebook (1.0 MB). Live examples of using PowerSimulations.jl and other dependencies to execute sequential optimal power system scheduling (Production Cost Modeling) simulations.
- Nicole Ludwig, KIT. Machine Learning Applications in Energy Systems - A Python Framework (2.3 MB).
- Joe DeCarolis, NC State University. An Open Energy Outlook for the United States (1.1 MB). I will provide an overview of this open source energy systems modeling project, and would also like to seek some advice on best practices from the community.
- Destenie Nock, Carnegie Mellon, Integrating stakeholder preferences into generation expansion planning models (2.0 MB)
- Niclas Mattsson or Lina Reichenberg, Chalmers Uni. An autopilot for energy models – automatic generation of renewable supply curves, hourly capacity factors and hourly synthetic electricity demand for arbitrary world regions (3.7 MB) . See the preprint.
- Frauke Wiese, Flensburg Uni. Sufficiency in Energy System Models (3.6 MB).
- Evelina Trutnevyte and Jan-Philipp Sasse, UNIGE Geneva. Modelling the regional implications of Central Europe’s electricity sector transition with EXPANSE and PyPSA.
- Anya Heider and Ricardo Reibsch, RLS Graduate School. Empirical research on flexibility options in open energy models (363.5 KB). Introduction of survey on flexibility representation in different open energy models or frameworks.
- Ralph Evins, University of Victoria. the BESOS platform: Building and Energy Systems Optimization and Surrogate Modelling
Format for each talk
- The speaker will be moderated into the meeting by @tom_brown.
- The speaker can share their slides or screen by hovering over the main screen Zoom and clicking “Share” and choosing what they would like to share. Please remember to unmute your microphone and introduce yourself briefly.
- They can speak for 6 minutes. All other participants will be muted by the moderators during this time.
- After 5 minutes they will received a “1 minute warning” on audio from @tom_brown.
- After 6 minutes they will be asked to stop talking by @tom_brown.
- If they are still speaking after 6.5 minutes, @bmcm will mute them (sorry).
- To ask questions to the speaker, write your question in the public “Chat”.
- @robbie.morrison will group similar questions and ask the questioner to put their question over audio to the speaker.
- After 9.5 minutes @tom_brown will ask everyone to start wrapping up and prepare for the next speaker.
- If you have further questions for the speaker, please contact them privately or use the open forum at the end of the session.
@tom_brown will moderate the introduction, speakers and wrap-up.
@bmcm will do Zoom hosting duties (managing who’s (un)muted etc).
@robbie.morrison will moderate the questions after each talk, and deal with recording-related questions.
We’d like to record the entire session and, for people who give their consent, make the recordings available after the session under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) to those who were not able to make the meeting. We will try to make a registration page when you log into the meeting where you can give your consent or not. We will not publish anything without the consent of those being recorded. You may withdraw your consent afterwards as well. We will respect the wishes of anyone who asks to delete the recording of them during times when they were talking. We remind all users that the meeting was advertised on a public forum and we cannot stop any participants recording the meeting with screen capture. Please contact @robbie.morrison with questions about the recording.
Since we may be more than 50 people, we have to enforce some rules to respect everyone’s time and attention.
- We will keep military time and discipline.
- Download, install and test Zoom before the workshop.
- Use video if you can.
- Use a stable internet connection.
- Don’t talk unless invited to by one of the moderators.
- Use a headset if you’re talking.
- When you’re not talking, mute your microphone.
- If you call with a hurricane in the background, we will mute you.
- Ask questions in the public “Chat”.