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JSC Extends Efforts to Bring HPC to Energy Systems Modelling: METIS Project

Q4 2018 saw the kick-off of the METIS project, in which the institutes IEK-3 (Electrochemical Process Engineering) and JSC of Forschungszentrum Jülich are cooperating with RWTH Aachen University and the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in order to extend the potential of energy systems modelling. An increase in the level of detail and complexity in such calculations is crucial for a successful and economically sound transition to a sustainable energy system. Funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) for three years, the three partners are taking on the challenge and combining their expertise for advances in an area of major contemporary importance.

JSC will assist in tailoring numerical methods for HPC to meet the needs of more and more elaborate calculations. The project adds to JSC’s existing contributions in this field, namely ongoing participation in the project BEAM-ME, also funded by BMWi, and successful cooperation with TenneT, one of the four transmission system operators in Germany.

Contact: Dr. Daniel Rohe,

from JSC News No. 263, 5 February 2019