Our Theory of Change: Driving Global Impact

At Open Energy Transition (OET), we're dedicated to accelerating the global energy transition towards 100% renewable energy. Our focus is on creating a global impact through promoting transparency, accessibility, and collaboration in energy planning. Here's our theory of change:

The Challenge

The traditional 'black-box' modelling approach in energy planning lacks transparency and slows down the global energy transition towards 100% renewable energy. Furthermore, there are challenges in getting open-source tools adopted in companies due to the lack of support and software requirement gaps.

Goal

Our goal is to address these challenges and accelerate the global energy transition towards 100% renewable energy. We aim to make energy planning more transparent, accessible, and collaborative, and to make open-source tools more adoptable for companies, thus driving a global impact.

Our Approach

  • Facilitate Standardization of Open Data. We promote the creation and use of robust, open datasets that can be used in energy system models.
  • Advance Open-Source Planning Tools. We facilitate technical advancements in OS tools and support development of enterprise-grade tools to software maturity.
  • Provide Reliable Support. We offer reliable support for the use, scalability and security of the open planning solution to increase utility and trust for users.
  • Build Credibility and Regulatory Support. We build credibility and regulatory support for OS grid planning tools and scale the adoption for industry and regulatory decisions.
  • Expand User and Developer Community. Bolster the pool of analytical talent to collaboratively improve tools, expand the base of users who can integrate and apply these tools.

Outputs

  • Increased number of studies using open data and increased open data quality.
  • Increased number of users and downloads of the open-source tools.
  • Increased number of companies and institutions adopting open-source tools for energy planning.
  • Increased number of energy planning studies created using the open-source tools.

Outcomes

  • More robust and sustainable energy systems.
  • Increased public acceptance of energy infrastructure upgrades.
  • Lower costs of the whole energy infrastructure.
  • Increased adoption of inclusive open-source tools.

Impact

Ultimately, our work will lead to an accelerated global energy transition towards 100% renewable energy, with more companies around the world adopting open-source tools for energy planning. This is how we aim to create a global impact.

Our Minds

We are open-source/data fans as well as co-develop and co-maintain some of the most popular Python-based open-source tools for energy infrastructure planning.
Feel free to reach out to our team.
Points of contact:

Dr. Maximilian Parzen

CEO, Co-founder

Dr. Martha Maria Frysztacki

Head of Energy System Modelling, Co-founder

Victor Martinez MSc MBA

Head of Operations and Strategy

Dr. Ekaterina Fedotova

Head of Energy and Climate System Modelling

Dr. Fabian Hofmann

Senior Optimization and Energy System Modelling Expert

Dr. Oleg Lugovoy

Senior Energy System Modeller

Asst. Prof. Dr. Davide Fioriti

Expert in Global Energy System Modelling, Co-founder

Dr. Siddharth Krishna

Computer Scientist & Software Engineer

Dr. Fabrizio Finozzi

Big Data Software Developer

Dr. Mario Dzamarija

Energy Systems Modeller

Lukas Franken

Senior Energy System Modeller

Yerbol Akhmetov

Energy System Modelling Expert

Akshat Mittal

Full-Stack Developer

Hazem Abdel-Khalek

Expert in Sector-Coupled Energy System Modelling, Co-founder

Emmanuel Bolarinwa

AI Engineer

Bryan Ramirez

GIS Engineer, WebGIS Research

Sermisha Narayana

Energy Systems Modeller

Kristijan Faust

Software Engineer

Snoopy

Visionary and Head of Wellbeing

Open Positions:

Join our team and help us make a difference in people's lives.

PyPSA Energy System Modeller
Remote, globally

We are seeking a PyPSA Energy System Modeller to join our team. Focus: long-term planning and market modelling. The ideal candidate should have experience in Python, energy systems modelling, and data analysis.

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Open-Source Magicians
Remote, globally

We are looking for open-source enthusiasts to help us improve and maintain our existing projects. The ideal candidate should have experience in Git, GitHub, and open-source contributions.

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Software Architect/Engineer
Remote, globally

We are seeking a Software Architect/Engineer to help us design and implement new software solutions. The ideal candidate should have experience in software architecture, design patterns, and agile methodologies.

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DevOps Engineer
Remote, globally

We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to join our team and help us improve our software development process. The ideal candidate should have experience in containerization, CI/CD, and automation tools.

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Cloud Engineer
Remote, globally

We are looking for a talented Cloud Engineer to join our team. As a Cloud Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining our cloud infrastructure.

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Data Engineer
Remote, globally

We are seeking a skilled Data Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate should have experience in designing and building data pipelines, implementing data modelling and data warehousing solutions, and working with cloud-based data services.

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Contact

Leave an email for any question or enquiry: info@openenergytransition.org