PyLESA: a Python modelling tool for planning-level local, integrated, and smart energy systems analysis

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Abstract

PyLESA is a modelling tool for the planning-level design of local, integrated and smart energy systems. It was developed to tackle gaps in existing planning-level tools: (i) adaptable and transparent source code; (ii) temperature dependence for heat pump models; (iii) stratification model for thermal storage models; (iv) modelling of evolving electricity markets; and (v) model predictive control. PyLESA uses a flexible object-orientated approach to model thermal and electrical supply, demand, and storage technologies following fixed order and model predictive control strategies. Functionality is illustrated to size heat pumps and hot water tanks for a wind power integrated district heating system.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100699
Number of pages5
JournalSoftwareX
Volume14
Early online date24 Apr 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • energy system modelling
  • smart energy systems
  • energy storage
  • model predictive control

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