The simulation tool Offgridders * generates a model of an user-defined electricity supply system, optimizes the capacities of the system's generation, storage and electrical components and then performs a dispatch optimization of the optimized capacities.
Offgridders is written in python3 and utilizes the Open Energy Modelling Framework (Website) (Code) and as such uses linerarized component models. The electricity system can include AC- as well as DC demand, inverters/rectifiers, a connection to a central electricity grid (optional: with blackouts), diesel generator, PV panels, wind plant and storage. It is possible to allow a defined annual shortage or force a renewable share or system stability constraint. For a visualization of the components and demands to be included, see the Readthedocs: Definition of an electricity supply system.
Examples for electricity systems that can be simulated with Offgridders:
If you have questions regarding the tool's execution or it's code pieces, please drop an issue so that as time goes by, I can build an FAQ for offgridders as well as improve its features.
*) previous working name: oesmot - Open Electricity System Modelling and Optimization Tool
pip install -r requirements.txt
python Offgridders.py ./inputs/test_input_template.xlsx
When working as a dev, you need to install additional packages with
pip install -r requirements_dev.txt
For Details: See Readthedocs: Installation
For further reading please refer to Readthedocs: Literature