UCL Energy Institute


UCL-Energy on Open Source Energy Modelling Systems Steering Committee

1 April 2011

Neil Strachan, UCL-Energy Director of Teaching and Reader in Energy Economics & Modelling, attended the latest steering group meeting on the Open Source Energy Modelling Systems (Osemosys) in Stockholm on 24-25 March 2011.

OSeMOSYS is a fully operational and transparent framework for energy system modelling It is open source and uses free programming language, solvers, and data interface. 

OSeMOSYS has two main functions:

  • To widen energy modelling to academic and business communities in developed and especially in developing countries by reducing the upfront investment in training, software and human resources.
  • To provide experienced modellers a simple and transparent framework to conduct innovative model formulation and analysis