Major stable releases:


Version 2.3

  • Input Data:
    • A complete EU dataset has been included to the repository for the year 2016.
    • More information: Dispa-SET for the EU28.
  • Reformulation of the reserve constraints:
    • Secondary reserves are now covered by spinning units only.
    • Tertirary reserves can also be covered by quick start units.
    • In total, three different reserve markets are now considered: Secondary up; Secondary down; and Tertiary up
  • Implementation of a new formulation (integer clustering) for power plant related constraints. This formulation divides the simulation time by a factor higher than 10 and allows extending the geographical scope of Dispa-SET. There are now four standard model formulations, which can be run with the same input data:
    • Standard formulation: low capacity or highly flexible units are merged
    • No clustring: all units are considered individually
    • LP clustering: all units are aggregated by technology and binary constraints are removed
    • Integer clustering: a representative unit is considered for each technology and multiplied N times.
  • Improved pre-processing:
    • Improved log message during input data checks
    • New config files to test the different clustering methods
    • Added functions to perform parametric studies
    • Example scripts for Monte Carlo analyses using lating hypercube samplings
  • Improved post-processing:
    • Netting interconnections in dispatch plots
    • New colour palette and polished dispatch plot
    • New fuels included
    • Improved representation of curtailment
  • External dependencies:
  • Python 3.7:
    • Dispa-SET now runs exclusively on Python 3.7.
    • The compatibility with previous Python versions (2.7, 3.6) is not guaranteed anymore.
  • Miscellaneous:

Version 2.2

  • Inclusion of CHP, power2heat and thermal storage (these new features can be tested by running the config file for Cyprus: ‘ConfigFiles/ConfigCY.xlsx’)
  • Bug fixes
  • Improved user interface

Version 2.1

  • Major refactoring of the folder structure
  • New data included in the database
  • Inclusion of the LP formulation (in addition to the MILP)

Version 2.0

First public version of the Dispa-SET model.