5 Agosto 2021, 11:56 Carlos Augusto Santos Silva

Dear all 

I have posted the final grades of the course. I hope you have learned and enjoyed. 

Carlos Santos Silva

OSEMOSYS Extra Class

4 Maio 2021, 09:37 Carlos Augusto Santos Silva

Dear all,


We will have 2 to 3 (I think we will need 3) extra classes to be held on Tuesdays 6:00 to 8:00 pm to go through the following topics:


  • Installation of MoManI (standalone/web) & sources
  • Introduction to OSeMOSYS – implementing a simple model in MoManI
  • Further description of Assignment 3
  • Setting up a reference model and BAU for Portugal
  • Considerations on future Scenarios for PT


The idea is to cover the first 2 topics today. The discussion of A3, setting up the reference model and building the BAU for Portugal, along with discussion of scenarios will take place in the next (1 to 2) Tuesday workshop(s).


For those who can’t make it on Tuesdays:

  • The workshops will be recorder so you can view them later and we’ll be available for questions;
  • Alternatively, if you could provide an alternative slot, I can try to set up a second weekly session to go through the same materials;
  • So please let me know if you are OK with just going through the recordings or let me know when you are available at the end of day so I can try to fit in an alternative session in the week.


Here is the zoom for the workshops: .



Reminder: No class today

5 Abril 2021, 14:35 Carlos Augusto Santos Silva

Dear all 

As today is Easter Holidays in Porto University, we won´t have classes. We resume the course next week!

Welcome to the ESEM Course

28 Fevereiro 2021, 18:51 Carlos Augusto Santos Silva

Dear all,


Welcome to the course Energy Systems Modeling and Economics.

The course schedule is Mondays from 18 to 20H


This course is lectured at Tecnico by me (CS) and at FEUP by Zenaida Morão (ZM) and Isabel Azevedo (IA).


The schedule of the course is the following:






01 Mar 21

Lecture 1: Introduction to Energy Planning. Course contents and organization


08 Mar 21

Lecture 2: The energy chain


15 Mar 21

Lecture 3: Energy Conversion


22 Mar 21

Lecture 4: Energy demand - characterization and forecast techniques


29 Mar 21

Lecture 5: ES Modelling (I- without economic optimization)


05 Apr 21

Easter Holidays


12 Apr 21

Easter Holidays

19 Apr 21

Lecture 6: Renewable Energy Systems


26 Apr 21

Lecture 7: Electrical systems generation & grids planning


03 May 21

Lecture 8: Energy Markets


10 May 21

Lecture 9: Economic optimization in ES



ES Modelling (II- with economic optimization)


17 May 21

Lecture 10: Energy Policies


24 May 21

Lecture 11: Energy Planning as a Decision-making process


Extra 1, 2

Workshop – Using OSeMOSYS for Energy Planning

1.       Intro to the model

2.       Modelling exercise



Lectured by Isabel Azevedo & Zenaida Mourão, from FEUP

Zoom Link:


Lectured by Prof. Carlos Silva, from Técnico - U. Lisbon

Zoom Link:


The evaluation of the course consists of three assignments and a final exam. The final grade results from the weighted average of the evaluations as follows:


Final grade = 5% A1 + 15% A2 + 40% A3 + 40% Final Exam


Assignment 1 - EP in publications to be delivered by 8th of March

Assignment 2 – Sankey Diagrams for a chosen country delivered by 5th of April

Assignment 3 – Osemosys Modelling Exercise to be delivered by the 7th of June

Final Exam – to be held on the 18th-19th of June (exam question sent to students on at 18:00 on the 18th of June and students to send answers by 22:00 on the 19th of June)



Tomorrow, the link of the classes is:




Carlos Santos Silva