HUES is a platform for modeling & analysis of distributed energy systems

The Holistic Urban Energy Simulation (HUES) Platform is an open source ecology of computational resources to support distributed energy system (DES) design and control. By bringing together diverse computational resources reflecting cutting-edge DES research, we aim to accelerate research and facilitate effective deployment of DES. The Platform includes an extensive model repository, as well as various modeling tools and databases.

The HUES platform was initiated at the beginning of 2015 at the Urban Energy Systems Laboratory of Empa, a federal research institute in Switzerland, as part of a Swiss research initiative on energy efficient buildings and districts. Contributors to the platform currently primarily include researchers and scientists from leading universities and research institutes in Switzerland. Our aim is to develop the HUES platform as an open, comprehensive and flexible computational resource for energy system planners and researchers, fostering the development of sustainable and resilient energy systems globally.

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  • gis
  • fast fluid dynamics


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Urban Energy Systems Laboratory, Empa 2017 Projects

  • Rachit Kansal
    GIS Interface for Energy Hub and Network Definitions
    The HUES platform is a set of open source computational resources that support distributed energy systems (DES) design and control. It provides...
  • Arushee Garg
    Visualization Dashboard for Empa-NEST using node-red
    The aim of this project is to develop a visualization dashboard based on node-red and javascript charting library Highcharts which will have a...
  • Soumyadip Ghosh
    Visualization Module for the Ehub Modeling Tool
    The Energy Hub (Ehub) Modeling Tool is a set of MATLAB scripts for writing and executing a district energy system optimization. The purpose of the...