Ea Energy Analyses is the leading company in commercialized engagements on the Balmorel model and Ea has developed a large part of the newest Balmorel functionalities. 


We use the model to support various analyses of energy systems with emphasis on the electricity and the combined heat and power sectors.


Ea has worked with the Balmorel model in numerous projects in 18 European countries, 14 African countries, China, Mexico, and Vietnam, and has also used it for regional analyses, e.g. of district heating systems in the Greater Copenhagen area. 


We bring expert qualifications within developing, implementing, and using the Balmorel model, which enables us to assist you in:


  • implementing and integrating the Balmorel model as an energy planning tool 
  • coordinating and performing data collection
  • creating customized model versions for the given country or region 
  • making scenarios that outline relevant future paths 
  • creating automatized tools for result presentations, e.g. geographic visualizations 
  • developing new functionalities when needed 
  • facilitating and conducting model training and workshops 
  • combining Balmorel with other models 


Each generator is represented with capacity (MW), fuel, efficiency and costs (operating costs and start/stop costs).


The model finds the optimal dispatch of each generator – given the available transmission capacity between areas. The optimal dispatch represents the lowest total costs for the entire model area.


The model considers future investments technologies and potential locations. Refurbishments or shutdown of existing capacity can be part of the investment options.


Local and global limitations of resources and different geographical conditions are considered. The least cost investment is made while fulfilling requirements about CO2, renewable energy, firm capacity and policies.




The model is designed to work with multiple scenarios, e.g. with more or less renewable energy or with variations of the parameters for electricity demand, fuel prices, CO2 prices etc.


Special data base and Excel sheets has been developed to manage data input and to show results of multiple scenarios.


The model is open source and can be downloaded for free.


Our Balmorel user guide is available for download. Note that this is not a guide for BalmorelLite specifically.


You can also read about our many projects using the Balmorel model.




Last update 05.10.2018

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The Balmorel model has been applied in our projects in:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Burundi
  • Canada
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • DRC
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Latvia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia (North-West)
  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam





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