Antares-Simulator is an Open Source (GNU GPL 3.0) power system simulator meant to be used by anybody placing value in quantifying the adequacy or the economic performance of interconnected energy systems , at short or remote time horizons. With an adequate modelling of the energy consumption, generation and transportation, the software performs probabilistic simulations of the system throughout many year-long scenarios made of 8760 hourly time-frames each.Transmission system Operators, Power and Gas Producers, Regulators, Academics, Consultants, NGO and all others actors concerned by energy policy issues are welcome to use the software. The Antares-Simulator project was initiated by RTE (French Electricity Transmission system Operator) in 2007. Since then, the software has been proving very useful to many users when it comes to:
The massive development of intermittent renewable energies, the multiplication of local experiments related to smart-grids, the assessment of the potentialities offered by storage technologies (batteries, power-to-gas) are typical examples of strategic issues whose analysis require the assistance of a software application such as Antares-Simulator.
Studies of reference
This short video explains how Antares-Simulator helps us anticipate the evolutions of the power system and their impacts.
An Antares-Simulator training session has just been held in the new RTE Window building in La Defense (Paris, France)
This session welcomed a dozen people from RTE, but also from Elia (Belgian transimission system operator) and CEA (French Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission). The fields of activity of trai...
A new version of the companion application to Antares-Simulator is now available for download. Antares-Data-Organizer helps users to keep track of their work in the form of compressed archives that...