Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics
Dr.  Thomas William Brown

Dr. Thomas William Brown

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI)

    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

    Fax: +49 721 608 22602
    Building-No.: 445 / 449 / 668

Tom Brown leads the "Energy System Modelling" group at the IAI. The

group researches the most cost-effective pathways to reduce greenhouse

gas emissions in the energy system. We do this by building computer

models of the energy system for simulation and optimisation. Since the

models quickly become very complicated, we develop new algorithms and

methodologies to reduce the complexity, and thereby achieve robust

solutions for the future energy system.

 

Publications from KIT database

 

Please visit my private webpage (external) for more information, e.g. list of publications.

 

Publications


2021
The near-optimal feasible space of a renewable power system model.
Neumann, F.; Brown, T.
2021. Electric power systems research, 190, 106690. doi:10.1016/j.epsr.2020.106690
2020
Clustering Dataset.
Frysztacki, M.; Hörsch, J.; Hagenmeyer, V.; Brown, T. W.
2020. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3965781
The strong effect of resource granularity and network bottlenecks on highly renewable electricity system models.
Frysztacki, M.; Brown, T. W.
2020, April 3. Workshop Aggregation Methods for Renewable Infeed Profiles in Energy System Models (2020), Duisburg, Germany, April 2–3, 2020
Transmission Expansion Planning Using Cycle Flows.
Neumann, F.; Brown, T.
2020. Proceedings of the Eleventh ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems, Melbourne, Australia from 22nd to 26th of June 2020, 253–263, ACM, New York (NY). doi:10.1145/3396851.3397688
PyPSA-Eur-Sec Version 0.1.0.
Brown, T.; Victoria, M.; Zeyen, E.
2020. Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3938042
PyPSA-Eur: An Open Optimisation Model of the European Transmission System (v0.2.0, Code).
Hörsch, J.; Neumann, F.; Hofmann, F.; Schlachtberger, D.; Brown, T.
2020. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3885701
PyPSA-Eur: An Open Optimisation Model of the European Transmission System (v0.2.0, Dataset).
Hörsch, J.; Neumann, F.; Hofmann, F.; Schlachtberger, D.; Brown, T.
2020. KIT, Karlsruhe. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3886532
Python for Power System Analysis (PyPSA) Version 0.17.0.
Brown, T.; Hörsch, J.; Schlachtberger, D.; Neumann, F.; Hofmann, F.
2020. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3724336
The Near-Optimal Feasible Space of a Renewable Power System Model.
Neumann, F.; Brown, T.
2020. 21st Power Systems Computation Conference, Porto, P, June 29 - July 03, 2020 (PSCC 2020)
Python for Power System Analysis (PyPSA) Version 0.16.0.
Brown, T.; Hörsch, J.; Schlachtberger, D.
2020, January 10. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3604277
2019
Python for Power System Analysis (PyPSA) Version 0.14.0.
Brown, T.; Hörsch, J.; Schlachtberger, D.
2019. Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.2845242
Python for Power System Analysis (PyPSA) Version 0.15.0.
Brown, T.; Hörsch, J.; Schlachtberger, D.; Neumann, F.; Neumann, D.
2019. Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3532651
The role of storage technologies throughout the decarbonisation of the sector-coupled European energy system.
Victoria, M.; Zhu, K.; Brown, T.; Andresen, G. B.; Greiner, M.
2019. Energy conversion and management, 201, Article no: 111977. doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2019.111977
Flexibility From Energy Systems Integration: Supporting Synergies Among Sectors.
Orths, A.; Anderson, C. L.; Brown, T.; Mulhern, J.; Pudjianto, D.; Ernst, B.; OMalley, M.; McCalley, J.; Strbac, G.
2019. IEEE power & energy magazine, 17 (6), 67–78. doi:10.1109/MPE.2019.2931054
Heuristics for Transmission Expansion Planning in Low-Carbon Energy System Models.
Neumann, F.; Brown, T.
2019. 16th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM 19), 18 - 20 September 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ. doi:10.1109/EEM.2019.8916411
Principal flow paterns across renewable electricity networks.
Schäfer, M.; Hofmann, F.; Kruse, J.; Brown, T.; Hörsch, J.; Schramm, S.; Greiner, M.
2019. DPG-Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie (SKM), Fachverband Physik sozio-ökonomischer Systeme (2019), Regensburg, Germany, March 31–April 5, 2019
The role of hydro power, storage and transmission in the decarbonization of the Chinese power system.
Liu, H.; Brown, T.; Andresen, G. B.; Schlachtberger, D. P.; Greiner, M.
2019. Applied energy, 239, 1308–1321. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.02.009
Decarbonization of the European energy system with strong sector couplings.
Zhu, K.; Victoria, M.; Brown, T.; Andresen, G. B.
2019. 83. Jahrestagung der DPG und DPG-Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Atome, Moleküle, Quantenoptik und Plasmen (SAMOP), Arbeitskreis Energie (2019), Rostock, Germany, March 10–15, 2019
Counter-intuitive behaviour of energy system models under CO₂ caps and prices.
Weber, J.; Heinrichs, H. U.; Gillessen, B.; Schumann, D.; Hörsch, J.; Brown, T.; Witthaut, D.
2019. Energy, 170, 22–30. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2018.12.052
Impact of CO2 prices on the design of a highly decarbonised coupled electricity and heating system in Europe.
Zhu, K.; Victoria, M.; Brown, T.; Andresen, G. B.; Greiner, M.
2019. Applied energy, 236, 622–634. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.12.016
2018
The impact of sector-coupling on transmission reinforcement needs in a highly-renewable European energy scenario.
Hörsch, J.; Hagenmeyer, V.; Brown, T.
2018. 17th Wind Integration Workshop (2018), Stockholm, Sweden, October 18, 2018
Flow-based analysis of storage usage in a low-carbon european electricity scenario.
Tranberg, B.; Schafer, M.; Brown, T.; Horsch, J.; Greiner, M.
2018. 15th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2018; Lodz; Poland; 27 June 2018 through 29 June 2018, Art. Nr.: 8469951, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/EEM.2018.8469951
Principal flow patterns across renewable electricity networks.
Hofmann, F.; Schäfer, M.; Brown, T.; Hörsch, J.; Schramm, S.; Greiner, M.
2018. epl, 124 (1), Article No.18005. doi:10.1209/0295-5075/124/18005
PyPSA-Eur: An open optimisation model of the European transmission system.
Hörsch, J.; Hofmann, F.; Schlachtberger, D.; Brown, T.
2018. Energy strategy reviews, 22, 207–215. doi:10.1016/j.esr.2018.08.012
The impact of climate change on a cost-optimal highly renewable European electricity network.
Schlott, M.; Kies, A.; Brown, T.; Schramm, S.; Greiner, M.
2018. Applied energy, 230, 1645–1659. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.09.084
Flow-based analysis of storage usage in a low-carbon European electricity scenario [in press].
Tranberg, B.; Schäfer, M.; Brown, T.; Hörsch, J.; Greiner, M.
2018. 15th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM 2018), Lodz, PL, July 15-19, 2018
Response to ‘Burden of proof: A comprehensive review of the feasibility of 100% renewable-electricity systems’.
Brown, T. W.; Bischof-Niemz, T.; Blok, K.; Breyer, C.; Lund, H.; Mathiesen, B. V.
2018. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 92, 834–847. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2018.04.113