Balmorel is an open source model. Development process of the openly available version is exposed at   https://github.com/balmorelcommunity/Balmorel/    where also code may be downloaded. Note that since this is code-in-development, testing and documentation may be scarce.

Previous courses and training activities have been given by EA Energy Analysis and by DTU Management Science. They include i.a. introductory courses on Balmorel, training on scenario analysis with Balmorel, training of experts from the Estonian transmission system operator, training of experts from China Electric Power Research Insititute (CEPRI) and the Heilongjiang Electric Power Company, workshops at the Energy System Analysis Programme at Risø, international Balmorel user Group meeting, and Chinese Balmorel user Group meeting,

 

Upcoming


Balmorel introduction course for PhD students was held in 2019 at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby, and is expected to take place next year, probably in March and/or April. Please ask 'Contact' for further information if interested. 


Previous courses comprised six days of lectures, student presentations, discussions and assignments. More specifically the course will cover the following themes:
- Background and overview of Balmorel
- Balmorel and other models - how do we choose?
- Equations in Balmorel including slack variables
- Add-ons
- Options and aggregation
- Boundaries
- Policies
- Data structuring
- Error search
- Input and Output handling
- Version tracking

The Balmorel energy system model has been used in a large number of projects and a number of projects are currently on-going. Project involving Balmorel have been conducted in various organisations. A preliminary overview is given below.

Ea Energy Analyses is the leading company in commercialized engagements on the Balmorel model. Ea Energy Analyses uses the model to support various analyses of energy systems with emphasis on the electricity and the combined heat and power sectors. More information is available here.

The Systems Analysis Group at Department of Management Engineering at DTU, the Technical University of Denmark applies and develops the Balmorel model for research projects and teaching activities. More information is available here. 

The Renewable Energy activities at NMBU include application and Development of the Balmorel model for research projects. See e.g. here and get more information from here.

At Tallinn Universty of Technology, in the Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, Balmorel is applied and developed for research projects and teaching activities.  Get more information from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

 

Theses

The Balmorel model has served as inspiration and back-bone in teaching and training activities. Below are listed some of the results in the form of completed theses. Follow the links to get a copy of the document.

 

Under Construction.

Projects

The Balmorel energy system model has been used in a large number of projects. Completed and ongoing projects using the model are listed under “Projects” in the menu.

Theses

By providing model functionality in transparent form and a working data set, the Balmorel model may serve as back-bone in teaching and training activities. Please see “Theses” in the menu for a list of Master and PhD theses using the model.

Courses

Balmorel courses are held both in connection with projects and as independent courses. Please refer to “Courses” in the menu for further description of the courses.

 

Model development

Balmorel is an open source model. Development process of the openly available version is exposed at   https://github.com/balmorelcommunity/Balmorel/    where also code may be downloaded. Note that since this is code-in-development, testing and documentation may be scarce.