Find the introductory slides here.
The video only introduces the electricity-only part of PyPSA-Eur.
The generation of the model is controlled by the open workflow management system
Snakemake. In a nutshell, the
declares for each script in the
scripts directory a rule which describes
which files the scripts consume and produce (their corresponding input and
output files). The
snakemake tool then runs the scripts in the correct order
according to the rules’ input and output dependencies. Moreover,
will track what parts of the workflow have to be regenerated when files or
scripts were modified.
For instance, an invocation to
.../pypsa-eur % snakemake -call results/networks/elec_s_128_ec_lvopt_Co2L-3H.nc
follows this dependency graph
to solve an electricity system model.
The blocks represent the individual rules which are required to create the file referenced in the command above. The arrows indicate the outputs from preceding rules which another rule takes as input data.
The dependency graph was generated using
snakemake --dag results/networks/elec_s_128_ec_lvopt_Co2L-3H.nc -F | sed -n "/digraph/,/}/p" | dot -Tpng -o doc/img/intro-workflow.png
For the use of
snakemake, it makes sense to familiarize yourself quickly
with the basic tutorial and then
read carefully through the documentation of the command line interface, noting the
Scenarios, Configuration and Modification#
It is easy to run PyPSA-Eur for multiple scenarios using the wildcards feature
snakemake. Wildcards allow to generalise a rule to produce all files that
follow a regular expression pattern, which defines
a particular scenario. One can think of a wildcard as a parameter that shows
up in the input/output file names and thereby determines which rules to run,
what data to retrieve and what files to produce. Details are explained in
Wildcards and scenario.
The model also has several further configuration options collected in the
config/config.yaml file located in the root directory, which that are not part of
the scenarios. Options are explained in Configuration.
scripts: Includes all the Python scripts executed by the
rules: Includes all the
snakemakerules loaded in the
envs: Includes all the
condaenvironment specifications to run the workflow.
data: Includes input data that is not produced by any
cutouts: Stores raw weather data cutouts from
resources: Stores intermediate results of the workflow which can be picked up again by subsequent rules.
results: Stores the solved PyPSA network data, summary files and plots.
logs: Stores log files.
test: Includes the test configuration files used for continuous integration.
doc: Includes the documentation of PyPSA-Eur.
Building the model with the scripts in this repository runs on a regular computer. But optimising for investment and operation decisions across many scenarios requires a strong interior-point solver like Gurobi or CPLEX with more memory. Open-source solvers like HiGHS <https://highs.dev> can also be used for smaller problems.