1st International workshop on "Open Source Modelling and Simulation of Energy Systems"

4 to 5 April 2022

Aachen, E.On Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen



Simulation is an essential tool to tackle the complexity of modern energy systems and to define effective solutions to plan, design and operate energy systems. Energy systems are expected to incorporate electrical, gas and heat networks - so to achieve maximum usage of every form of energy available - and to include storage capacity. The distributed nature of new resources (generation and storage) and the participation of loads in energy management require fast, reactive control and protection. In this context the monitoring and control of modern energy systems are expected to be characterized by distribution of functions. At the same time a large use of communication media is envisioned. Interactions between continuous dynamics and discrete events are becoming more relevant due to the increasing number of controllable devices (e.g. power electronic converters in the electrical grids) and the use of networked control schemes. Energy systems, furthermore, are increasingly driven by market competition, and it is effect on system operation should also be considered. In this context several research groups have been developing modelling and simulation solutions to tackle those challenges and they have been distributing their software following an open source approach. The workshop deals with all the aspects related to use and development of open source tools for the modelling and simulation of power and energy systems. The main goal of the workshop is to encourage discussion on these topics among experts coming from academia, industry and utilities.






The workshop is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Industrial Electronic Society and proceeding will be included in IEEE Xplore, authors of submitted and presented paper are also encouraged to submit a technically extended paper for the IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society. Please check the Author Information section for more details.


The workshop is technically supported by the: 

IEEE IES Technical Committee on Smart Grids (TC-SG)

IEEE SMCS Technical Committee on Intelligent Industrial Systems (TC-IIS)





Technical Committee


Francesco Casella, Politecnico di Milano (IT)

Manuel Dahmen, Forschungszentrum Jülich (DE)

Peter Fritzson, Linköping University (SE)

Herb Ginn, University of South Carolina (US)

Ernesto Pérez González, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (CO)

Adrien Guironnet, RTE, FR

Amro M. Farid, Dartmouth College, USA

Veit Hagenmeyer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)

Sebastian Lehnhoff, OFFIS (DE)

João Martins, FCT/UNL & UNINOVA, Portugal

Federico Milano, University College Dublin (IE)

Dirk Muller, RWTH Aachen University (DE)

Mischa Steurer, Florida State University - CAPS (US)

Luigi Vanfretti, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (US)