In order to find decisions in finance, regulations, politics including long term strategies for the electricity system and strategic planning on the industrial side, a holistic view on the overall energy system and markets is required at different levels of detail. These include mainly aggregated regional views of:

and in different representations of markets (long term, spot, intraday, balancing) and participants producers (including productions of renewables)

The aim of a system modelling approach is to investigate the development of the system with respect to different time levels and corresponding questions.

Strategic (10-50 years):

On the strategic side problems of interest are:

for policy makers

for producers

Tactical (1-10 years):

for policy makers and regulators:

for producers

for traders and industries


network operators and regulators:




Prof. Christoph Helmberg, TU Chemnitz