Welcome to OpenEnergyPlatform’s documentation!

The OpenEnergyPlatform is a website that has three main targets:

  1. Provide a language-independent interface that is a thin layer on top of the OpenEnergyDatabase
  2. Implement an intuitive and easy-to use web interface on top of the OpenEnergyDatabase
  3. Improve the visibility, communication and transparency of results from energy system modelling

Mission statement

The transition to renewable energy sources is one of the huge goals of the last few decades. Whilst conventional energy generation provides a constant, generally available source of electricity, heat and so on, our environment pays a toll. Contrary, renewable energy generation is less environmentally demanding but more financially expensive or just locally or inconsistently available. Guaranteeing a steady and reliable, yet sustainable supply of energy requires still a lot of thorough research.

Expansion of the energy grid might imply measures that must be communicable in a transparent way. Hence, results from research of energy system studies should be publicly available and reproducible. This raises the need for publicly available data sources.

App: dataedit

One aim ot the OpenEnergyPlatform is the visual and understandable presentation of such datasets. The underlying OpenEnergyDatabase (OEDB) stores datasets of different open-data projects. The visual presentation is implemented in the dataedit app.

App: api

The data stored in the OEDB is also used in several projects. In order to ease the access to required datasets the OEP provides a RESTful HTTP-interface in the api app:

App: modelview

Researchers or interested developers that just entered this field might be interested in an overview which open energy models already exists. This data is collected in so called fact sheets. Modellers can look through these, add their own models or enhance existing descriptions using the forms definied in the modelview app

Other apps are:

App: login

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