Over the last 12 months, in coordination with its “ Transition(s) 2050” project in which four multi-energy carbon-neutral pathways were built for France, Artelys has set up a detailed model able to represent power generation, demand dynamics (including flexibility), and internal networks, with infra-national granularity, from 2020 to 2060. While sensitivity analyses are underway, the already available reports highlight the following findings, among others:
- The transition to energy mixes more reliant on RES-e leads to a more evenly distributed power generation system compared to today’s situation. In order to limit network reinforcements and the costs of flexibility provision, investments in generation have to be planned jointly with network developments. Notably, commissioning renewables in best-LCOE areas (disregarding network constraints) leads to higher overall costs.
- Along with the reinforcement of interconnectors and the increase of cross-border exchanges, the development of demand-side flexibility is key to ensure that the power system functions in a cost-efficient manner. Electric vehicles’ smart-charging and electrolysers’ flexible operations, notably, are crucial to adequately integrate renewables.(see demand profile before/after DSF below).
— Join Artelys on May 18th to learn more about Artelys Knitro, the most advanced solver for nonlinear optimization and ways to unleash the full potential of mathematical optimization.
— Artelys is thrilled to invite you to the METIS 2 Dissemination Event on May 31th. During this online event, we will present the METIS project’s latest results and discuss the benefits of using this modeling tool for energy and climate policymaking.
— As part of the METIS project, Artelys delivered a first model in 2018 to the European Commission. This year, Artelys has provided a major upgrade of the energy system model METIS.
— Artelys is pleased to announce that RVO, The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, has chosen Artelys Crystal Super Grid in order to support the construction of prospective multi-energy scenarios for the Netherlands, taking into account the interactions with neighbouring countries.
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