METIS is a mathematical model providing analysis of the European energy system for electricity, gas and heat. It simulates the operation of energy systems and markets on an hourly basis over a year, while also factoring in uncertainties like weather variations. For example, it can analyse the hour-by-hour impact of using more renewable energy.
The METIS model can be used at national or regional level and it builds on a number of interconnected modules. Technical notes on the different modules and an online documentation of the model variables and indicators can be found under the listed documents at the end of this page.
METIS is used by the European Commission to further support its evidence-based policy making for electricity and gas. It has for example been used to prepare the Commission’s proposals for a new energy market design, as well as renewable energy and energy security issues.
Since 2016, the Commission has conducted a series of METIS studies on sector coupling, electricity, heat and gas.
- METIS scripts and data
- Technical note - METIS Heat module (December 2018)
- Technical note - METIS Gas module (March 2018)
- METIS introduction and architecture (May 2017)
- Power System Module (May 2017)
- Questions and answers about METIS (November 2016)
- Technical note - Methodology for the integration of PRIMES scenarios into METIS (November 2016)
- Technical Note - METIS market module configuration for Study S12: Focus on day-ahead, intraday and balancing markets (November 2016)
- Power Market Module (October 2016)
- Technical Note - Overview of European Electricity Markets (February 2016)
- METIS detailed html documentation
- METIS heat module html documentation