General information

Welcome to the SciGRID_gas project webpage.

SciGRID_gas is a three year project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) within the funding of the 6. Energieforschungsprogramm der Bundesregierung.

The intention of SciGRID_gas is to develop methods to create an automated network model of the European gas transportation network. Gas transportation networks are fundamental for simulations by the gas transport modelling community, to derive major dynamic characteristics. Such simulations have a large scope of application, for example, they can be used to perform case scenarios, to model the gas consumption, to minimizing leaks and to optimize overall gas distribution strategies. The focus of SciGRID_gas will be on the European transportation gas network, but the principal methods will be also applicable to other geographic regions. Both the resulting methods and the derived data will be published free of charge under appropriate open source licenses in the course of the project. This transparent data policy shall also encourage new potential actors in gas transport modelling, which currently do not possess reliable data of the European Gas Distribution Network, in this field of research. It is further planned to make SciGRID_gas coupleable to electrical power transmission networks models (e.g. SciGrid_power). Simulations on such coupled networks are of major importance to the realization of the German Energiewende. They will help to understand mutual influences between both networks increase their general performance and minimize possible outages.

This project was initiated, managed and performed by DLR Institute for Networked Energy Systems.

Project details:

  • Project title: Open Source Reference Model of European Gas Transport Networks for Scientific Studies on Sector Coupling (Offenes Referenzmodell europäischer Gastransportnetze für wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zur Sektorkopplung)

  • Acronym: SciGRID_gas (Scientific GRID gas)

  • Funding period: Januar 2018 - December 20 20

  • Funding agency: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie), Germany

  • Funding code: Funding Code: 03ET4063

  • Project partner(s): DLR Institute for Networked Energy Systems (individual project)


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