TradeRES Stakeholder Workshop

🚀 The workshop is open to the interested public, there is no admission fee.

Registration link – Part 1

Registration link – Part 2


Preliminary Agenda – CEST (UTC+2)

Part 1: Research and Results

  • 09:30h Welcome and Introduction
  • 09:45h Capacity Markets and Energy Only Markets
  • 10:30h TradeRES Models, Cast Studies and Scenarios
  • 11:00h Break
  • 11:15h Support Instruments: Theory and Model Results
  • 12:30h End of Part 1

Part 2: Hands-on Tool Demonstration 

  • 14:00 Welcome and Introduction
  • 14:15 AMIRIS + Spine Toolbox: Installation and Execution
  • 14:30 Parametrise Market Designs in AMIRIS
  • 15:30 Break
  • 15:45 Backbone + Spine Toolbox: Installation and Execution
  • 17:00 End of Part 2

Requested Preparations
To avoid waiting times for downloads and installation processes during the workshop, we ask all participants to check if their system meets these requirements. Both, AMIRIS and Backbone require Python and Spine-Toolbox for the version shown in this tutorial.

Check Python
You can test if you have Python available by using the command python –version. This should show your Python version if the Python command was found. Note that if you use a Python environment manager you can have several Python versions on your system side by side. If you do not have Python installed on your system, you may use e.g. conda or mamba. We will use a Python 3.9 installation for this tutorial.

AMIRIS also requires Java JDK 11 or above. It operates on Windows, Linux and Mac. In this tutorial, we will use AMIRIS integrated within Spine-Toolbox.

Check Java
You can test if you have a JDK by using the command java –version (or java -version on some systems). This should show your Java version if Java was found. If you get a command not found error, or if Java version is less than 11 please download and install a recent JDK from e.g. here.


Backbone requires a working GAMS installation and licence.

Additional information:

Posted at 12-09-2023


🚀 Huge presence at the conference EEM 23 in Lappeenranta, Finland. Meet the inspiring energy TradeRES team.

💡 This Special Session highlighted the project’s findings and achievements, including electricity market models, case studies from local energy communities, and the modelling of new market designs for a (near) 100% renewable energy system.

Presentations already available:

  1. TradeRES: New Markets Design & Models for ~100% Renewable Power Systems (LNEG)
  2. Local Energy Markets and Strategic Interaction (ICL)
  3. Demand Response Models and Markets  (ISEP)
  4. Can an Energy Only Market (EOM) enable Resource Adequacy in a nearly 100% Renewable Power System? (TUDelft)
  5. Comparison of Support Schemes for Renewables – A German Case Study (DLR)
  6. RES Support Schemes in the Iberian Power Systems (LNEG)
  7. Evaluating different types of CfDs in a fully decarbonized European wholesale electricity market (EnBW)
  8. Using Spine Toolbox to facilitate a modelling workflow for TradeRES (VTT)
  9. Evaluating different types of CfDs in a fully decarbonized European wholesale electricity market (VTT)
  10. Electricity market modeling and simulation with MASCEM and RESTrade (ISEP)
  11. Coupling AMIRIS and EMLabpy (TUDelft) 

#innovation #scientist #research #engineering #technology #science #markets #models #casestudies #energy 

Workshop presentations

Now you can download workshop presentations. 

  • Program | Download
  • Welcome and Contextualization of the Main Challenges to Ensure the Intensive, Efficient, and Secure Use of Renewables in Electricity Markets and Power Systems | Zita Vale Download
  • Challenges and market design choices for a sustainable electricity market | L.J. (Laurens) de Vries, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands | Download
  • Trading in Local Energy Market: Flexibility and Resilience | Goran Strbac, Imperial College London, United Kingdom | Download 
  • Energy Communities – Research Theory and Practice | Esther Mengelkamp, MK consulting, Germany | Download  
  • Management of Local Flexibilities in Distribution System Operation | Hugo Morais, Lisbon University, Portugal | Download
  • Impact of the Dynamic Operation of interconnection Lines in Market Splitting at MIBEL | Ana Estanqueiro, National Laboratory of Energy and Geology, Portugal | Download
  • How current market design proposals are threatening the expansion of renewables | Silke Johanndeiter, Energy Baden-Württemberg AG, Germany | Download

Note: recordings will be available next Monday.

TradeRES 2nd public Workshop

The second TradeRES workshop aims at bringing together different views on some of the main research and development questions related to the project, including discussions on wholesale market design, retail markets, ancillary services, system adequacy, sector coupling, and congestion management. The valuable insights to be gathered and the discussion conclusions will be used to complement and improve the project ideas and vision. Consequently, the workshop outcomes will be reflected in the market designs currently under development so that the different perspectives and needs can be incorporated into TradeRES comprehensive market designs.

Location: online (Zoom)
Date: 28 November 2022
Time: 13:00 – 17:00 CET (Brussels time)

The participation in the workshop is free but registration is mandatory.

 More information and program (pdf): here


Strongly presence in EEM

With 3 papers and a keynote speech, TradeRES was strongly represented at the 18th European Energy Market Conference (EEM 2022) in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Keynote by Laurens De Vries (@TUDelft)
Keynote by Laurens De Vries (@TUDelft)

Gabriel Santos (ISEP); Laurens De Vries (@TUDelft); Silke Johanndeiter (@EnBW); Ricardo Faia (ISEP).
Gabriel Santos (ISEP); Laurens De Vries (@TUDelft); Silke Johanndeiter (@EnBW); Ricardo Faia (ISEP).




TradeRES Webinars

We’re glad to all the 51 people that joined our first webinar last week, to see two tools developed and tested in the TradeRES project.
📢 See you today for the second part of the webinar.