Open source toolbox for modelling integrated energy systems

Project: EU project

Project Details


The Spine project develops and validates an end to end modular set of open source software tools for energy system modelling (the so-called Spine Toolbox). The tools enable open, practical, flexible and realistic planning of future European energy grids. The Toolbox is suitable for both detailed modelling of complex features in energy systems as well as for large-scale problems.
Short titleSpine
Effective start/end date1/10/1730/09/21

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (lead)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Project partner)
  • University College Dublin (Project partner)
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) (Project partner)
  • Energy Reform Ltd. (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Funding category

  • EU-H2020