Energy consultancy Baringa Partners were appointed to design and develop a software modelling tool to be used in the planning of cost-effective local energy systems. This software is called EnergyPath and will evolve to include a number of additional packages to inform planning, consumer insights and business metrics. Element Energy, Hitachi and University College London have worked with Baringa to develop the software with input from a range of local authorities, Western Power Distribution and Ramboll. EnergyPath will complement ETI’s national strategic energy system tool ESME which links heat, power, transport and the infrastructure that connects them. EnergyPath is a registered trade mark of the Energy Technologies Institute LLP.
This Deliverable comprises a report from The purpose of this document is twofold:
To provide a consolidated technical description ofthe EnergyPath Networks (EPN) Tool covering both its design and data architecture
To provide a user guide for the EPN Tool.
It is designed to be a ‘living’ document accessible to an ‘expert’ user, but not the original developer, which should be updated to reflect further developments to the tool. This document reflects R2.1 of the tool. It should be noted that this document does not describe the functional requirements and specification which have driven the development of the tool, this is described in detail in the separate EnergyPath Networks Tool Functional Specification