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.
- Apr-May 2021: Aalborg University is hosting its annual EnergyPLAN PhD course on 19-21 April and 3-5 May 2021. Read more here.
- Feb 2021: Aalborg University and Energy Cluster Denmark is hosting the 7th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems on 21-22 September 2021 in Copenhagen.
- Nov 2020: Version 15.1 of EnergyPLAN is now available for download.
Read about the features 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
See examples of teaching here.
- 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