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Energy Wiring Diagram Generator for UK TIMES

This code generates wiring diagrams for the energy flows in UK TIMES.

i.e., it shows natural gas being connected to imports and to electricity generation and to heating

See http://decc.github.io/times-wiring-diagram/ for example output

Relies on:

  1. the excellent Graphviz visualisation library
  2. the excellent svg-pan-zoom javascript library.
  3. the excellent d3 visualisation library

© 2015 Tom Counsell http://tom.counsell.org

Usage

You need to have installed:

  1. Ruby
  2. Graphviz

You need to have run the TIMES scenario, and found the resulting gdx file. This is usually in VEDA_FE/GAMS_WrkTIMES/GamsSave folder, with the same name as the scenario that has been run.

Then you run:

ruby update-wiring-diagram.rb <GAMS-GDX-FILE.gdx> <description>

Where description is anything you like. The version of the TIMES database being tested is a good thing to say.

Notes

This diagram only includes commodities whose unit is PJ.

This dagram combines processes and commodities whose name only differs by a number at the end.

Hacking

Authoritative copy at http://github.com/decc/times-wiring-diagram

Please report issues there.

TODO

  1. A way of searching for a particular node then highlighting it and zooming to it
  2. A way of following links to or from a node

License

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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