We are delighted to invite you to our first virtual workshop centered around the open-source electricity system capacity expansion planning model, GenX, on December 1st, 2022 (11am-1pm Eastern / 8am-10am Pacific).
Since its open source release in August 2021, the GenX user base has expanded significantly and a growing network of open source contributors, anchored by the MIT Energy Initiative and Princeton ZERO Lab, have steadily improved and expanded the models features and capabilities.
This virtual workshop will bring together users of GenX, contributors to the open source software, champions of open source energy modeling, and other interested parties from academia, industry, non-profits, and government. We plan for this to be the first of a regular series of workshops bringing together the GenX community.
Participants will learn about the latest GenX features, plans, and priorities for future development, and participate in open discussion on development priorities, improvements, and practical use cases for the modeling tool. A draft agenda is included below.
Given the fact that you have been either making use of GenX in your work, contributing to the code base, or are an expert in a closely related field, we think that participating in this workshop will be of benefit to you and help us learn from your critical perspective.
Please use the following link for RSVP: https://forms.gle/cF7VAULPUQgPvqC38
We will send out a final agenda, reminder, and link to join the workshop via Zoom closer to the date of the event. Feel free to also forward this invitation to colleagues who you think would get value out of this workshop
Thank you, and we hope you’ll join us on December 1st!
On the behalf of the GenX core development team,
Jesse Jenkins and Dharik Mallapragada
11:00-11:15 EST: Why are we here? - Vision, journey so far, philosophy for GenX, motivations from core team 11:15-12:00 EST: What are we doing? - GenX core team on key features added and under development
12:00-01:00 EST: What should we do? - ‘Lightning talks’ from GenX users and ‘consumers’ of GenX results on use cases/experiences/challenges/features requests; followed by open discussion with all attendees on developments needs/priorities/uses