EnergyPLAN simulates the operation of national energy systems on an hourly basis, including the electricity, heating, cooling, industry, and transport sectors. It is developed and maintained by the Sustainable Energy Planning Research Group at Aalborg University, Denmark. The model is used by many researchers, consultancies, and policymakers worldwide. This is possible due to the key focus on sharing the model during its development. For example, the model has a user-friendly interface, it is disseminated as a freeware, there is a variety of training available including our forum, and existing models are already available for many countries. The EnergyPLAN model has been used in hundreds of scientific publications and reports, which are presented in the case studies section. Please inform us about any publications or reports that you create based on the EnergyPLAN model, so we can add it to this list.
Smart Energy SystemsOne of the key objectives with the EnergyPLAN tool is to aid in the design of 100% renewable energy systems. Since the development of EnergyPLAN began back in the year 2000, the concept of a 100% renewable energy system has evolved significantly. We ...
- Apr-May 2022: Aalborg University is hosting its annual EnergyPLAN PhD course on 25-27 April and 9-11 May 2022. Read more here.
- Dec 2021: Aalborg University and Energy Cluster Denmark is hosting the 8th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems on 13-14 September 2022 in Aalborg.
- Jun 2021: Version 16.0 of EnergyPLAN is now available for download. Read about the features in the latest newsletter here.
- Jan 2020: We would love to feature the work from the EnergyPLAN community on our website. If you teach or host a workshop using EnergyPLAN, share your experience with us by sending us an email at email@example.com.
See examples of teaching here.
How to cite EnergyPLAN
When you wish to refer to EnergyPLAN in a publication, please use this reference:
”EnergyPLAN – Advanced Analysis of Smart Energy Systems”
- Access to a network of global users
- User-friendly and very fast for a normal PC (seconds)
- Detailed hourly analyses of a complete energy system
- Access to library of hourly data
- Long list of case studies from various countries
- Free of charge
- Free online training, guides, workshops, and documentation
- Facilitates third-party developments by allowing add-on help tools