RegEnMod

Regional Energy Modelling

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The project RegEnMod, Regional Energy Modelling, has the scope to inspect the best future energy mixes and pathways to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the regional energy system. We do this by means of simulation and optimisation computer models of the energy system. We have started from open models such as EnergyPLAN (https://www.energyplan.eu/) and Oemof (https://oemof.org/) and we have built upon them to overcome the main challenges of these tools. These models are used to answer different research questions such as how to reduce emissions at the lowest costs? Which are the best flexibility options to integrate variable renewable energy sources? What will be the future cost of the energy system and its cost structure? Which are the benefits of a sector-coupling approach versus the modelling of specific sectors of the energy system? What is the role of energy efficiency of buildings in the decarbonisation process? Which are the approximations introduced in the final results by a lower resolution in the modelling process? Lowering the resolution in time, space, techno-economic detail or sector coupling is usually necessary to have acceptable computation times.

In RegEnMod we follow an Open source philosophy, publishing data, documentations and codes together with our articles and publications to enhance transparency and reproducibility. The developed models have been used for a variety of case studies at different scales. At regional level we have studied for example the following applications: South Tyrol, Niederosterreich and Salzburg region. We have applied the models also at country level, such as Italy and partially Ukraine, at European level and at insular level (e.g. Island of Favignana). ​​​​​​​

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Publications
Evaluating near-optimal scenarios with EnergyPLAN to support policy makers
Prina MG, Johannsen RM, Sparber W, Østergaard PA (2023)
Beitrag in Konferenzband

Conference: Smart Energy Systems International Conference | Aalborg | 13.9.2022 - 15.9.2022

Weitere Informationen: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.segy.2023.100100

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.segy.2023.100100

Evaluating near-optimal scenarios with EnergyPLAN to support policy makers
Prina MG, Johannsen RM, Sparber W, Østergaard PA (2023)
Elsevier BV
Zeitschriftenartikel
Smart Energy

Weitere Informationen: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.segy.2023.100100

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.segy.2023.100100

[Doppione - anche journal article] Municipal energy system modelling – a practical comparison of optimisation and simulation approaches
Johannsen RM, Prina MG, Østergaard PA, Mathiesen BV, Sparber W (2023)
Beitrag in Konferenzband

Conference: Smart Energy Systems International Conference | Aalborg | 13.9.2022 - 15.9.2022

Weitere Informationen: https://smartenergysystems.eu/2022-2/

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2023.126803

A regional energy model to show the potential and viability
Sparber W (2021)
Vortrag

Conference: SuHRF Symposium - Energy Transition in Heritage Contexts | online | 1.12.2021 - 1.12.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/19779

Renewable Energy Communities: Business Models of Multi-family Housing Buildings
Casalicchio V, Manzolini G, Prina MG, Moser D (2021)
Beitrag in Konferenzband

Conference: 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “SMART AND SUSTAINABLE PLANNING FOR CITIES AND REGIONS – SSPCR 2019” | Bolzano | 9.12.2019 - 13.12.2019

Weitere Informationen: https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-8510615 ...

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57332-4_19

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20572

The EPLANopt model for Favignana island's energy transition
Groppi D, Nastasi B, Prina MG, Astiaso Garcia D (2021)
Zeitschriftenartikel
Energy Conversion and Management

Weitere Informationen: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2021.114295

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2021.114295

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/17417

Italian protocol for massive solar integration: From solar imbalance regulation to firm 24/365 solar generation
Pierro M, Perez R, Perez M, Prina MG, Moser D, Cornaro C (2021)
Zeitschriftenartikel
Renewable Energy

Weitere Informationen: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.01.023

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.01.023

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/16542

Costs of utility‐scale photovoltaic systems integration in the future Italian energy scenarios
Veronese E, Prina MG, Berizzi A, Moser D, Manzolini G (2021)
Zeitschriftenartikel
Progress in Photovoltaics

Weitere Informationen: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pip.3382

https://doi.org/10.1002/pip.3382

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/16539

Multi-Objective Optimization Model EPLANopt for Energy Transition Analysis and Comparison with Climate-Change Scenarios
Prina MG, Manzolini G, Moser D, Vaccaro R, Sparber W (2020)
Zeitschriftenartikel
Energies

Weitere Informationen: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/12/3255

https://doi.org/10.3390/en13123255

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/14574

Multi-objective investment optimization for energy system models in high temporal and spatial resolution
Prina MG, Casalicchio V, Kaldemeyer C, Manzolini G, Moser D, Wanitschke (2020)
Zeitschriftenartikel
Applied Energy

Weitere Informationen: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S03062 ...

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.114728

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/14762

Analysis of smart energy system approach in local alpine regions - A case study in Northern Italy
Bellocchi S, De Iulio R, Guidi G, Manno M, Nastasi B, Noussan M, Prina MG, Roberto R (2020)
Zeitschriftenartikel
Energy

Weitere Informationen: 10.1016/j.energy.2020.117748

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/14680

La decarbonizzazione del sistema energetico italiano: quanto costa quello previsto dal PNIEC
Prina MG (2020)
Zeitschriftenartikel
Ingenio: Informazione tecnica e progettuale

Weitere Informationen: https://www.ingenio-web.it/26883-la-decarbonizzazione-del-si ...

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/14519

EPLANopt optimization model based on EnergyPLAN applied at regional level: the future competition on excess electricity production from renewables
Prina MG, Moser D, Vaccaro R, Sparber W (2020)
Zeitschriftenartikel
International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management

Weitere Informationen: https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/3504

https://doi.org/10.5278/ijsepm.3504

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/14771

Classification and challenges of bottom-up energy system models - A review
Prina MG, Manzolini G, Moser D, Nastasi B, Sparber W (2020)
Zeitschriftenartikel
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Weitere Informationen: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136403212 ...

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.109917

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/14774

Electrification of transport and residential heating sectors in support of renewable penetration: Scenarios for the Italian energy system
Bellocchi S, Manno M, Noussan M, Prina MG, Vellini M (2020)
Zeitschriftenartikel
Energy

Weitere Informationen: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S03605 ...

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117062

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/14681

Transition pathways optimization methodology through EnergyPLAN software for long-term energy planning
Prina M G, Lionetti M, Manzolini G, Sparber W, Moser D (2019)
Zeitschriftenartikel
Applied Energy

Weitere Informationen: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030626191 ...

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.10.099

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/7137

Incorporating combined cycle gas turbine flexibility constraints andadditional costs into the EPLANopt model: The Italian case study
Prina MG, Fanali L, Manzolini G, Moser D, Sparber W (2018)
Zeitschriftenartikel
Energy

Weitere Informationen: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036054421 ...

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.07.007

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/7139

Multi-objective optimization algorithm coupled to EnergyPLAN software: The EPLANopt model
Prina MG, Cozzini M, Garegnani G, Manzolini G, Moser D, Filippi Oberegger U, Pernetti R, Vaccaro R, Sparber W (2018)
Zeitschriftenartikel
Energy

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.02.050

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/7129

Smart energy systems applied at urban level: the case of the municipality of Bressanone-Brixen
Prina MG, Cozzini M, Garegnani G, Moser D, Filippi-Oberegger U, Vaccaro R, Sparber W (2016)
Zeitschriftenartikel
International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management

https://doi.org/10.5278/ijsepm.2016.10.4

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/7160

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