Webinar session on ANTARES Simulator

Go open source with the adequacy software ANTARES and get ahead of the energy transition with a fast, accurate and reliable probabilistic tool

Webinar practical information

When? 25 June at 3pm CET
For whom? Engineers, researchers, operators and students
How? In English 
Duration 1 hour

Join our webinar to learn about

  • How to model and simulate adequacy for all types of networks and all time horizons
  • Getting reliable results by simulating a large number of scenarios in your studies using one of the most powerful solvers of the market
  • How open source software can add value to your studies
  • The services offered around Antares
  • Getting in touch with the wide community of users

Webinar agenda

In this webinar, we will show you all the features of Antares and the possible studies you can perform, using one of the more powerful tools for adequacy simulation.

We will talk about:

    • The main features of Antares
    • Antares reference studies based on use cases
    • Explain the modelling used
    • The results you can get
    • The services that we offer on this software

Our Panelists 

César Clause

César Clause

RTE international – Director of Digital Services for Power Network

César Clause has worked as Real Time Engineer for RTE, security coordinator for Coreso, before moving to project management, first in Coreso on the Flow Based Intraday Capacity Calculation. He moved back to RTE where he was in charge of European affairs for the Operation Department, and project Manager for Convergence, the RTE Energy Management System. He then joined RTE international as Director of the Business Line Digital Systems for Power Networks.

Alexandre Perin

Alexandre Perin

RTE international – Project Manager in Electricity Sector Organisation

Alexandre Périn is a power system expert, He worked on cross border capacity calculations for RTE, the largest transmission system operator in Europe. He joined RTE international as adequacy and market expert. He has worked on numerous projects throughout the world, notably in response to challenges such as integration of renewable energies and the security of supply.

Paul Plessiez

Paul Plessiez

RTE – Engineer in RTE R&D Department

Paul Plessiez has been working at RTE for several years. He was previously involved in the IT design of European capacity coordination projects, and participated in several groups of the ENTSO-e, the European association of transmission system operators. He is now working in the R&D department of RTE, in the Antares team. He is involved in adequacy modelling topics, and more specifically on hydro and transmission capacity modelling.


Used by RTE and ENTSO-E

Antares-Simulator provides the software basis on which the French Generation Adequacy Report is built. The tool is also proving very efficient in quite different contexts, such as the establishment of the European Ten-Year-Network-Development-Plan (TYNDP) report, under the responsibility of ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators.

Other examples of use on a wide basis are given by European projects like Osmose or E-Highway 2050, whose highly demanding requirements regarding calculation performances were adequately met by Antares-Simulator. 

Overview of Antares Simulator

Antares-Simulator is an Open Source power system simulator quantifying the adequacy or the economic performance of interconnected energy systems, at short or remote time horizons. With an adequate modelling of the energy consumption, generation and transportation, the software performs probabilistic simulations of the system throughout many year-long scenarios made of 8760 hourly time-frames each.

Transmission system Operators, Power and Gas Producers, Regulators, Academics, Consultants, NGO and all others actors concerned by energy policy issues are welcome to use the software.

The Antares-Simulator project was initiated by RTE (French Electricity Transmission system Operator) in 2007. Since then, the software has been proving very useful to many users when it comes to:

  • Explore prospective visions of the energy sector
  • Assess the impact of a given energy policy on the generation mix
  • Analyse the costs and benefits of a new generation or interconnection project
  • Evaluate the level of security of supply of the upcoming years

The massive development of intermittent renewable energies, the multiplication of local experiments related to smart-grids, the assessment of the potentialities offered by storage technologies (batteries, power-to-gas) are typical examples of strategic issues whose analysis require the assistance of a software application such as Antares-Simulator.