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Comparison of Open Source Power Grid Models - Combining a Mathematical, Visual and Electrical Analysis in an Open Source Tool

Heitkötter, Wilko and Medjroubi, Wided and Vogt, Thomas and Agert, Carsten (2019) Comparison of Open Source Power Grid Models - Combining a Mathematical, Visual and Electrical Analysis in an Open Source Tool. Energies, 12 (24). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/en12244728. ISSN 1996-1073.

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Power grid models are important in relation to several topics and applications, especially the modelling, optimisation and extension of electrical grids. The significance of grid models is heightened by the increase in renewable energy generation and the challenges associated with its integration into the power grid. However, despite their crucial importance, grid models have generally not been made publicly available for scientific studies or technical analyses. Little information has been published about either the details and methods used in the derivation of these models, or their input and output data. Recently, several projects were initiated in an effort to address this by developing open source grid models and associated data. These projects used different approaches and methods, but most are based on the OpenStreetMap database. The goal of this paper is to compare the different available grid models on the basis of the structure and derivation methods used. Therefore, a novel combination of a graph-theoretical, Geographic Information System (GIS)-based and power-related comparison level is introduced using the open source tool AutoGridComp, which was developed by the authors. The grid models considered in this study are the Scientific Grid Model (SciGRID), GridKit and open street map Transmission Grid Model (osmTGmod) models for Germany.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/132878/
Document Type:Article
Title:Comparison of Open Source Power Grid Models - Combining a Mathematical, Visual and Electrical Analysis in an Open Source Tool
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Heitkötter, WilkoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0417-9437UNSPECIFIED
Medjroubi, WidedUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2274-4209UNSPECIFIED
Vogt, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6268-8694UNSPECIFIED
Agert, CarstenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4733-5257UNSPECIFIED
Date:11 December 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Energies
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
UNSPECIFIEDMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing InstituteUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Keywords:grid models; open source; comparison; characterisation; GIS; network criteria; visualisation; power-related completeness
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Technology, Innovation and Society
HGF - Program Themes:Renewable Energy and Material Resources for Sustainable Futures - Integrating at Different Scales
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SY - Energy Systems Analysis
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment (old)
Location: Oldenburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Networked Energy Systems > Energy Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Heitkötter, Wilko
Deposited On:17 Dec 2019 14:34
Last Modified:31 Oct 2023 13:32

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