Energy networks are the backbone of a reliable supply of gas, oil, and power for industrial and private customers. It is required to safely and efficiently distribute the various sources of energy. Companies involved in this business are interested in methods to set up, manage, maintain, and extend such networks in an economic way. New technology advances (such as smart grids) and new (de-) regulation rules for network operators yield new challenges that have not addressed before. Recently, contributions from mathematical optimization techniques are in use to solve such tasks. At the CPAIOR2011 we organize a one day workshop on "Mathematical Optimization for Energy Networks" to present and discuss recent developments in this area. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Invited Speakers


9:00 - 9:45 Daniel De Wolf Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale Optimal Design and Dimensioning of Hydrogen Transmission Pipeline Network
9:45 - 10:30 Asgeir Tomasgard Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet A Stochastic Mixed Integer Model for Natural Gas Infrastructure Investments
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 Xiang Li Massachusetts Institute of Technology Nonconvex Generalized Benders Decomposition for Natural Gas Production Network Design and Operation Under Uncertainty
11:30 - 12:00 Stephan Lemkens Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen An Integer Linear Programming Approach to AC Power Grid Design
12:00 - 12:30 Andris Möller Weierstrass Institute Berlin Capacity Planning in Energy Networks by Probabilistic Programming
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:30 Ed Zuur, Max Scheidt ProCom GmbH Valuation of Pumped-Storage Power Plants under Uncertainty based on a Real-Option Approach
14:30 - 15:00 Radoslava Mirkov Humboldt University Berlin Forecasting Gas Flow on Exits of Gas Transmission Networks
15:00 - 15:30 Marc Steinbach Leibniz Universität Hannover MPCC Models and Primal Heuristics for MINLP in Gas Networks
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30 Claudia Stangl Universität Duisburg-Essen Checking Feasibility in Stationary Models of Gas Transportation
16:30 - 17:00 Robert Schwarz Zuse Institute Berlin Topology Planning of Gas Transportation Networks by Solving MINLPs (Part I)
17:00 - 17:30 Jesco Humpola Zuse Institute Berlin Topology Planning of Gas Transportation Networks by Solving MINLPs (Part II)
17:30 - 18:00 Uwe Gotzes Open Grid Europe GmbH Gas Network Optimization
18:00 - later Workshop Barbecue

Workshop organizers

Armin Fügenschuh, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Benjamin Hiller, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Jesco Humpola, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Thorsten Koch, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany