We list below some representative case studies in this field.
- The simulation of the electrical load of the off-grid El Espino village, which also validated the software engine.
- The simulation of the electrical load of a residential neighbourhood in Florence, Italy.
- The simulation of both electricity and domestic hot water loads for the Chilean village of Toconao.
- The customisation of the software to generate stochastic scenarios for how the load of an off-grid community might evolve over the years, accounting for uncertain parameters.
Mobility and charging profiles of electric vehicle fleets
The other main active field of application of the RAMP project is the generation of mobility and charging profiles of electric vehicles' fleets, with fleet size ranging from neighbourhoods to entire countries. The customised version of the software that makes this possible is named RAMP-mobility, and it is hosted on a repository of its own.
- In a recent publication, we showed how RAMP-mobility can be used to generate such profiles for all European countries based on few, simple data, while accounting for environmental and socio-demographic differences.
- Others have applied the tool to simulate electric vehicles' demand scenarios for a residential district in Bolzano.
Demand profiles of energy for cooking and domestic hot water in residential buildingsRAMP can be also customised to generate other types of energy-use profiles. For instance, it has been used to simulate cooking or domestic hot water energy consumption profiles for large user aggregates in European countries.
These two applications have been developed for the purpose of specific projects are currently not being further developed.