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:
- Gas and Oil Networks,
- Smart Grids,
- Networks for Wind, Solar, and Other Renewable Energy Sources,
- Power Networks.
- Management & Control of Energy Networks,
- Integration of Stochastic Effects (Volatile Sources and Demands, Outages) in Energy Networks,
- Topology Planning for Energy Networks,
- Dynamic Effects in Energy Networks.
- Daniel De Wolf, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale: "Optimal Design and Dimensioning of Hydrogen Transmission Pipeline Network"
- Asgeir Tomasgard, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet: "A Stochastic Mixed Integer Model for Natural Gas Infrastructure Investments"
Armin Fügenschuh, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Benjamin Hiller, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Jesco Humpola, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Thorsten Koch, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany