Last update: 2023-10-24


All times CEST (UTC+2).

Part 1: Research and Results

Time (CEST) Program
09:30h Welcome and Introduction
09:45h Capacity Markets and Energy Only Markets
10:30h TradeRES Models, Cast Studies and Scenarios
11:00h Break
11:15h Support Instruments: Theory and Model Results
12:30h End of Part 1

Part 2: Hands-on Tool Demonstration

Time (CEST) Program
14:00 Welcome and Introduction
14:15 AMIRIS Installation and Market Design Parametrisation
15:30 Break
15:45 Backbone + Spine Toolbox: Installation and Execution
17:00 End of Part 2

Requested Preparations

To avoid waiting times for downloads and installation processes during the workshop, we ask all participants to check if their system meets these requirements. Both, AMIRIS and Backbone require Python 3.9. Backbone also requires Spine-Toolbox for the version shown in this tutorial.

Check Python

You can test if you have Python available by using the command python --version. This should show your Python version if the Python command was found. Note that if you use a Python environment manager you can have several Python versions on your system side by side. If you do not have Python installed on your system, you may use e.g. conda or mamba. We will use a Python 3.9 installation for this tutorial.


AMIRIS also requires Java JDK 11 or above. It operates on Windows, Linux and Mac. In this tutorial, we will use PyPI package amirispy.

Check Java

You can test if you have a JDK by using the command java --version (or java -version on some systems). This should show your Java version if Java was found. If you get a command not found error, or if Java version is less than 11 please download and install a recent JDK from e.g. here.



Backbone requires a working GAMS installation and licence.