Leveraging Open-Source Tools for Collaborative Macro-energy System Modeling Efforts

Journal Article (Journal)

The authors are founding team members of a new effort to develop an Open Energy Outlook for the United States. The effort aims to apply best practices of policy-focused energy system modeling, ensure transparency, build a networked community, and work toward a common purpose: examining possible US energy system futures to inform energy and climate policy efforts. Individual author biographies can be found on the project website: https://openenergyoutlook.org/. DeCarolis et al. articulate the benefits of forming collaborative teams with a wide array of disciplinary and domain expertise to conduct analysis with macro-energy system models. Open-source models, tools, and datasets underpin such efforts by enabling transparency, accessibility, and replicability among team members and with the broader modeling community.

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Cited Authors

  • DeCarolis, JF; Jaramillo, P; Johnson, JX; McCollum, DL; Trutnevyte, E; Daniels, DC; Akın-Olçum, G; Bergerson, J; Cho, S; Choi, JH; Craig, MT; de Queiroz, AR; Eshraghi, H; Galik, CS; Gutowski, TG; Haapala, KR; Hodge, BM; Hoque, S; Jenkins, JD; Jenn, A; Johansson, DJA; Kaufman, N; Kiviluoma, J; Lin, Z; MacLean, HL; Masanet, E; Masnadi, MS; McMillan, CA; Nock, DS; Patankar, N; Patino-Echeverri, D; Schively, G; Siddiqui, S; Smith, AD; Venkatesh, A; Wagner, G; Yeh, S; Zhou, Y

Published Date

  • December 16, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 2523 - 2526

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2542-4351

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.joule.2020.11.002

Citation Source

  • Scopus