Balmorel is a bottom-up partial equilibrium energy system optimization model with a special focus on electricity and district heating sectors. Also, it fulfils one of the preconditions for required transparency for energy models since its code is open source.



1.  One of the few open source energy system models with a long history of development.

2.  The open code enables the widespread use including broad geographic coverage.

3.  Offers flexible handling of time and space dimensions.

4.  Offers simultaneous optimization of operation and investments.

5.  The structure facilitates integration of e.g. new sectors, technologies and policies.

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