(59b) Energia - an Integrated Framework and Software Prototype for Multiscale Energy Systems Transition Modeling, Optimization and Scenario Analysis
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 8:15am to 8:30am
In this work, we present the developments of ENERGIA, a novel multi-scale energy systems transition modeling, optimization and scenario analysis framework and software prototype. ENERGIA integrates (i) energy supply chain and transportation considerations, (ii) detailed energy production aspects, and (iii) scheduling decisions for operation and inventory management of energy and resources storage. Its key features include (i) detailed data and models for the description of process alternatives and units and the corresponding supply chains, (ii) a detailed time-varying scheduling model , (iii) a library of surrogate modelling techniques, for both the nonlinear process models, as well as scheduling decisions, and (iv) an effective multi-period, multi-location mixed-integer optimization solution strategy, coupled with environmental, risk and uncertainty analysis. ENERGIAâs python-based environment allows users to visualize resource availabilities and demands at various temporal and geographic scales and resolutions, and compare competing objectives and renewable-based energy strategies. A hydrogen-economy energy transition problem is presented to highlight the potential and key capabilities of the proposed framework.
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