CEEM's researchers believe in the value of open source modelling in the Energy and Environmental research space. In this regard, we have developed a series of open source tools which are listed below. For a list of some of our under development tools you can refer CEEM's Github page


Nem Data Tool:

Nem-data is a simple tool for creating custom data sets using publicly available information about the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM).

Links: Github

 

National Electricity Market Optimiser (NEMO) Tool:

NEMO, the National Electricity Market Optimiser, is a chronological dispatch model for testing and optimising different portfolios of conventional and renewable electricity generation technologies. It has been developed since 2011 and is maintained by Ben Elliston through his PhD at CEEM. NEMO is available under a free software license (GPL version 3) and requires no proprietary software to run, making it particularly accessible to the governments of developing countries, academic researchers and students. The model is available for others to inspect and to validate results.

Links: Github, OzLabs

 

Tariff Design and Analysis (TDA) Tool:

We have developed a modelling tool to assist stakeholders wishing to contribute to network tariff design in the Australian National Electricity Market. It is an open source modelling tool to assist stakeholders in assessing the implications of different possible network tariff designs, and hence facilitate broader engagement in the relevant rule making and regulatory processes in the NEM. Our tool takes public energy consumption data from over 5000 households in NSW, and allows users test a wide range of existing, proposed and possible tariffs structures to see their impacts on network revenue and household bills. Demographic survey data of the households allows you to explore the impacts of these tariffs on particular household types – for example, families with young children.  The tool can also show how well different tariffs align these household bills with a households’ contribution to network peak demand.  The tool and data are open source – you can check, validate and add your own data sets; test existing or even design your own tariffs, and validate and even modify the underlying algorithms.

Links: Project pageGithubResearchgate

 

Local Solar Sharing Scheme Model:

Intended for modelling embedded networks, local solar and peer to peer electricity networks. This software was developed by Naomi Stringer, Luke Marshall and Rob Passey at CEEM. A working build with a simple user interface for OSX can be found here.

Links: Github