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Optimization of Energy Supply Systems

Modelling, Programming and Analysis


Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Janet Nagel
    Pages 1-29
  3. Janet Nagel
    Pages 31-99
  4. Janet Nagel
    Pages 101-161
  5. Janet Nagel
    Pages 163-229
  6. Janet Nagel
    Pages 231-256

About this book


This book describes how a model for optimizing the energy supply system in Germany can be implemented. It focuses on the open energy modeling framework (Oemof) program for modeling energy supply systems. The individual elements of Oemof are described, as well as the model’s structure. The technical components of Oemof are subsequently demonstrated in mathematical calculations, along with sufficient Python code to begin basic modeling.

The book will appeal to anyone with an interest in optimization models for energy supply systems, or in the mathematical description of the technical components of such systems in practical implementation, using a real example, Oemof. Thermodynamic descriptions of combustion are provided, so that readers can focus on modeling aspects. Researchers and practitioners will also find the book useful, as it expands on their knowledge of the technical components of energy supply systems, supported with detailed mathematical calculations.


Energy Modelling Energy Supply System Modelling in Oemof Class Generating Plants Energy Optimisation oemof German energy supply system

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BerlinGermany

About the authors

Since 2013, Janet Nagel has been professor of renewable energies at Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany. She is also founder of the Institute for Energy and Resource Innovation. Her work priorities include renewable energies, modeling of energy supply systems and biomass process optimization. 

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