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summary & overview

Comparison with WASP-IV by the IAEA

WASP-IV gives investment advice only for a single year. Additionally, WASP-IV cannot find an optimal capacity expansion as it uses a combinatorial optimization and is limited to centralized, large-scale fossil and hydro generation.

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Model complexity

Modelling approach
generation + transmission invest & dispatch model
combinatorial optimization for invest & dispatch model (no renewable energy sources)
Grid size
multi node
multi node
Transition path modelling
multi year invest & operation
multi year invest & operation
weather years
multi year
single year
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Modelling detail

sector coupling
electricity, natural gas, hydrogen, heat, and water
electricity (without renewable energies)
reserve modelling
multiple response times, operation & status change
single response time
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Usage

Installation
none
local
Debugging
single tool debugging
multi tool debugging due to separate visualization
data integration
global cost, wind, solar, transmission & generation infrastructrue data
none
detailed, specific visualization
included
external visualization necessary
sharable viewer access for input & results
included
none