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Helmholtz Energy Computing Initiative

Models, data, and software tools for energy research

An open software ecosystem for energy research has many advantages: Feedback and error correction increase the quality of research. Transparency and reproducibility of research results are raised. The open provision of models, data sets, and tools can facilitate cooperation between research institutions and avoid duplication of efforts. As a result, available resources can be used more efficiently. In the following, HECI presents the products of the Helmholtz programs "Energy System Design" (ESD) and "Materials and Technologies for the Energy Transition" (MTET).

The Helmholtz Energy Computing Initiative (HECI) collects models, software tools, and data sets developed by members of the Helmholtz Association in order to make them available to the research community and the public in an organized manner.

Energy System Design (ESD)

Modeling, simulation, and optimization of energy systems

The transformation to a secure, sustainable, and affordable energy system is an enormous technical and social challenge, the complexity of which requires the use of state-of-the-art computer-aided methods. The Energy System Design (ESD) program develops pioneering models and tools for determining optimal system transformation paths and for the optimal design and operation of future energy systems.