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A Multi-Perspective Modeling and Holistic Simulation Framework for the Energy Sector

Energy has become a panacea for a rapid development of any modern human society. Non-renewable energy generation systems are put under tremendous pressure to transition toward a more sustainable energy that reduces impact on climate change while enhancing energy efficiency and securing energy supply. Energy systems however, exhibit complex dynamics leading in most cases to reductionist approach studies that mainly examine the components of the system in isolation. This paper proposes a multi-perspective modeling of the ES through a structural adjustment of its components using multiple formalisms as follows: (i) an ontology was built which is, a formal specification of energy simulation knowledge, based on agreed upon concepts and their relationships as found in the literature review of the energy simulation domain, (ii) a simulation framework was proposed around the identified perspectives that are most often discussed in findings of energy simulation. Each perspective is specified in a fitting formalism and represents a family of models with specific objectives that drive simulation studies of the energy sector, and (iii) an integration mechanism was developed to unify the isolated perspectives into an overall holistic model such that parameters are mutually influenced by one another in a live simulation for a comprehensive study of the energy sector. Results showed that power supply failure caused by persistent tripping of transmission line was due to a sudden increase in generation power plants. The failure was successfully re-adjusted through perspectives integration during live simulation to fit with the maximum wheeling capacity of the power transmission grid component. The updated values of the transmission parameters have also matched with the expected outputs of the consumption component parameters at the receiving end. Hence, the study has produced closer and efficient results for long-term performance evaluations of the energy demand fulfilment.

Energy Systems, Modeling and Simulation, Multi-Paradigm Modeling, Holistic Simulation, Ontology-Driven Simulation

APA Style

Djitog, I., Aliyu, H. O., Koné, Y. (2023). A Multi-Perspective Modeling and Holistic Simulation Framework for the Energy Sector. International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, 12(6), 84-99.

ACS Style

Djitog, I.; Aliyu, H. O.; Koné, Y. A Multi-Perspective Modeling and Holistic Simulation Framework for the Energy Sector. Int. J. Energy Power Eng. 2023, 12(6), 84-99. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20231206.12

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Djitog I, Aliyu HO, Koné Y. A Multi-Perspective Modeling and Holistic Simulation Framework for the Energy Sector. Int J Energy Power Eng. 2023;12(6):84-99. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20231206.12

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