RegEnMod

Regional Energy Modelling

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  • Project duration: June 2014 - December 2022
  • Project status:
    Approval by the Scientific Committee
  • Funding:
    Internal funding EURAC (Project)

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). ​​​​​​​

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

More information: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pip.3382

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

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

The EPLANopt model for Favignana island's energy transition
Groppi D, Nastasi B, Prina MG, Astiaso Garcia D (2021)
Journal article
Energy conversion and management

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

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

http://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)
Journal article
Renewable Energy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More information: https://www.ingenio-web.it/26883-la-decarbonizzazione-del-si ...

http://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)
Journal article
International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management

More information: https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/3504

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

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)
Journal article
Energy

More information: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S03605 ...

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

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

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)
Journal article
Energies

More information: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/12/3255

https://doi.org/10.3390/en13123255

http://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)
Journal article
Applied Energy

More information: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S03062 ...

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

http://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)
Journal article
Energy

More information: 10.1016/j.energy.2020.117748

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

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

More information: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136403212 ...

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

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

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

More information: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030626191 ...

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

http://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)
Journal article
Energy

More information: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036054421 ...

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

http://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)
Journal article
Energy

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

http://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)
Journal article
International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management

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

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

Contact

Wolfram Sparber

Project managerT 106 550 1740 93+ude.carue@rebraps.marflow

David Moser

Vice project managerT 726 550 1740 93+ude.carue@resom.divad

Cristiana Losso

Project assistantT 806 550 1740 93+ude.carue@ossol.anaitsirc

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