Here you can customise settings for the model PyPSA-Eur-Sec, a sector-coupled model of the European energy system. The model minimises the costs of the energy system assuming all capacity investments in generation, storage, energy conversion and energy transport can be re-optimised. Energy services (electricity, heating, transport, industrial demand) are provided at today's levels by default, but they can also be altered. Default cost assumptions are taken from forecasts for 2050, mainly from the Danish Energy Agency Technology Data. A weighted average cost of capital of 7% is applied. 45 regions are assumed. A full year of representative weather and load data is used, but sampled n-hourly.
193-hourly temporal resolution takes only around 5 minute to solve, but gives reasonable results. This model can only be run at up to 25-hourly resolution for Europe (25-hourly takes around 16 hours to run) or 3-hourly for single countries (3-hourly takes up to 8 hours to run). Higher resolutions are not offered via the interface here because of the computational burden, but some 3-hourly results for Europe are available for comparison. If you want to run at up to hourly resolution, download the full model and run it yourself, or contact us to discuss terms.
Please see the main page for a list of the model's limitations.
The default costs are based on forecasts for 2050 from the Danish Energy Agency. All costs are in 2015 euros, EUR-2015.
The default installable potentials per node (in GW) take account of land use and nature reserves.
Warning: the model can take several minutes to finish.
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