KEY FEATURES of SIREN and PowerMatch
- Models actual and potential generation and transmission assets on the SWIS;
- Makes use of hourly operational load and weather data across multiple years;
- Models generation and storage to match load for each hour of the year and quantifies cost and CO2 emissions;
- Takes into account need to meet the minimum power demand at all times of the day, regardless of wind and sun conditions (security);
- Uses the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s provided System Advisor Model (SAM) for power calculations;
- Uses weather data obtained from MERRA data (a NASA atmospheric data set);
- Allows users to create, cost and evaluate scenarios for supplying electricity using a mixture of renewable energy types and locations;
- Free resource available for download.
SEN Modelling Results
SEN’s modelling has been updated and presented on a number of occasions since 2016 and used in advocacy activities including briefings with government departments, politicians, media, environmental groups and the general public.
SWIS Coal Retirement
SEN has modelled the transition of the SWIS from predominately coal and gas to renewable energy. Model outputs are summarised in this Presentation. Further information is available in Publications, including an Energy Security background paper