Future energy systems cannot ignore the importance of sector integration, taking into account the interdependencies between electricity, gas, heat and electric mobility, finding a balance between supply and transportation/distribution to meet both electric, thermal and industrial energy demand.

PlaMES integrates energy specific and advanced mathematical modeling techniques to handle the complexity of multi-energy scenarios combining generation and transmission expansion planning against a set of decarbonisation goals. Extremely sophisticated models and algorithms are orchestrated by a modern SW application that allows effective (big) data management in scalable environments, allowing users to generate scenarios and navigate results with relative ease (no specific ICT or analytics skills required).

The project outcomes are the results of a joint effort that combines the expertise of the RWTH Aachen University, the Fraunhofer Institute, Optit srl and the University of Bologna with the Turkish Utility OEDAS as demo site for the regional use case.

This tool fills a gap in the current Decision Support System market and is meant to become a reference for TSO and DSOs strategic development, as well as institutions and organizations that aim to develop the decarbonisation transition pathways towards 2040 and beyond.

For further informations: https://plames.eu/

Written by: Michela Mattei, Optit

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