Research projects

The model has being used in these research projects:

  • Open Modelling Toolbox for development of long-term pathways for the energy system in Africa (OpenMod4Africa), developed for the European Union. July 2023 - June 2026. L. Olmos, S. Lumbreras, A. Ramos, M.A.E. Elabbas

    It aims to develop an open toolbox populated with state-of-the-art models for analysing long-term pathways to sustainable, secure and competitive energy systems in Africa. The Toolbox will build on EU projects like openENTRANCE, Plan4RES and FocusAfrica, and will adapt and further develop open models in accordance with the African context and needs. The models are scalable, and can be applied to cities, industries and countries. Furthermore, a main objective for OpenMod4Africa is capacity building among energy models in academia. Four African universities will be actively involved in adapting models and conducting two regional case studies. The additional capacity and the open Toolbox will enable the universities to train new generations of energy modelling experts for the energy industries in Africa.

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  • Local markets for energy communities: designing efficient markets and assessing the integration from the electricity system perspective (OptiREC), developed for the Ministry of Science and Innovation/State Research Agency (10.13039/501100011033) under the program Strategic projects oriented to the ecological transition and digital transition with NextGenerationEU/PRTR funds (TED2021-131365B-C43). December 2022 - November 2024. A. Ramos, J.P. Chaves, J.M. Latorre, P. Sanchez, M. Troncia, S.A. Mansouri, O.M. Valarezo

  • Delivering the next generation of open Integrated Assessment MOdels for Net-zero, sustainable Development (DIAMOND), developed for the European Union. October 2022 - August 2025. S. Lumbreras, L. Olmos, A. Ramos

    It will update, upgrade, and fully open six IAMs that are emblematic in scientific and policy processes, improving their sectoral and technological detail, spatiotemporal resolution, and geographic granularity. It will further enhance modelling capacity to assess the feasibility and desirability of Paris-compliant mitigation pathways, their interplay with adaptation, circular economy, and other SDGs, their distributional and equity effects, and their resilience to extremes, as well as robust risk management and investment strategies.

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