Model Factsheet

Overview / Pan European TIMES model (TIMES PanEU)
Name Pan European TIMES model
Acronym TIMES PanEU
Methodical Focus None
Institution(s) Institute of Energy Economics and Rational Energy Use
Author(s) (institution, working field, active time period)
Current contact person Ulrich Fahl
Contact (e-mail)
Primary Purpose
Primary Outputs
Support / Community / Forum
Framework TIMES
Link to User Documentation -
Link to Developer/Code Documentation -
Documentation quality not available
Source of funding -
Number of developers -
Number of users -
Open Source
Planned to open up in the future
Costs -
Modelling software VEDA TIMES; GAMS; CPLEX
Internal data processing software
External optimizer
Additional software
Modeled energy sectors (final energy) electricity, heat
Modeled demand sectors Households, Industry, Commercial sector, Transport
Modeled technologies: components for power generation or conversion
Renewables PV, Wind, Hydro, Solar thermal
Conventional gas, oil, liquid fuels, nuclear
Modeled technologies: components for transfer, infrastructure or grid
Electricity transmission
Gas transmission
Heat transmission
Properties electrical grid -
Modeled technologies: components for storage battery, compressed air, pump hydro, heat, gas
User behaviour and demand side management
Changes in efficiency Considered
Market models fundamental model
Geographical coverage EU28; NO; CH
Geographic (spatial) resolution national states
Time resolution Typical days
Comment on geographic (spatial) resolution
Observation period >1 year
Additional dimensions (sector) -
Model class (optimisation) LP
Model class (simulation) -
Short description of mathematical model class Optimization
Mathematical objective costs
Approach to uncertainty Deterministic
Suited for many scenarios / monte-carlo
typical computation time less than a day
Typical computation hardware -
Technical data anchored in the model -
Model file format .gms
Input data file format .xls
Output data file format .xls
Integration with other models
Integration of other models
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