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Welcome to FINE’s documentation!

FINE - A Framework for Integrated Energy System Assessment

The FINE python package provides a framework for modeling, optimizing and assessing energy systems. With the provided framework, systems with multiple regions, commodities and time steps can be modeled. Target of the optimization is the minimization of the total annual cost while considering technical and environmental constraints. Besides using the full temporal resolution, an interconnected typical period storage formulation can be applied, that reduces the complexity and computational time of the model.


  • representation of an energy system by multiple locations, commodities and time steps
  • complexity reducing storage formulation based on typical periods

Citing FINE

If you want to use FINE in a published work, please kindly cite following publication: which gives a description of the first stages of the framework. The python package which provides the time series aggregation module and its corresponding literatur can be found here.