A Dispatch and Investment Evaluation Tool with Endogenous Renewables (DIETER)

Software

Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Zerrahn

2015, 1 File

Abstract

The Dispatch and Investment Evaluation Tool with Endogenous Renewables (DIETER) has been developed in the research project StoRES to study the role of power storage and other flexibility options in a greenfield setting with high shares of renewables. The model determines cost-minimizing combinations of power generation, demand-side management, and storage capacities and their respective dispatch. DIETER thus captures multiple system values of power storage related to arbitrage, firm capacity, and reserves. DIETER is an open source model which may be freely used and modified by anyone. The code is licensed under the MIT License. Input data is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License. The model is implemented in the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS). Running the model thus requires a GAMS system, an LP solver, and respective licenses. We use the commercial solver CPLEX, but other LP solvers work, as well. Below you find an overview of available DIETER versions and respective academic papers that include descriptions and documentations. The ZIP files include the GAMS code, an Excel file with all necessary input parameters, and partly also a short documentation of model equations and changes compared to earlier versions.

Alexander Zerrahn

Research Associate in the Energy, Transportation, Environment Department

Wolf-Peter Schill

Deputy Head of Department in the Energy, Transportation, Environment Department