The rapid advance of renewable generation brings fundamental interdisciplinary research challenges. On shorter timescales there are increasing problems of control and optimisation, while new questions of physical and economic design are emerging on the longer investment timescales. Network flows must be managed reliably under uncertain demands, uncertain supply, emerging network technologies and possible failures and, further, prices in related markets can be highly volatile. Drawn from mathematics, economics and engineering, the interdisciplinary participants in this programme will address a range of associated problems, including modelling, prediction, simulation, control, market and mechanism design and optimisation. Our aims are both to develop methodology which is urgent for the next several years and to sow the seeds of a lasting mathematical research agenda.
14 - 25 Jan: Look-ahead operational planning under uncertainty - organised by Pascal Van Hentenryck
28 Jan - 8 Feb: Budgeting and scheduling of maintenance and replacement of power system components - organised by Louis Wehenkel
11 - 15 Feb: Future Electricity Markets – From natural evolutions to disruptive proposals - organised by Pierre Pinson
25 Feb - 1st Mar: Data and analytics for short-term operations - organised by Yannig Goude and Pierre Pinson
11-15 March : Moving energy through time: storage and demand side response - organised by Golbon Zakeri and James Cruise
25 – 29 March: Equilibria and computation in markets with risk - organised by Michael Ferris
1 - 12 April: Pricing and optimization of intraday/day-ahead electricity and futures contracts - organised by Florentina Paraschiv
15 - 18 April: Planning Low-Carbon Electricity Systems under Uncertainty Considering Operational Flexibility and Smart Grid Technologies - organised by Pierluigi Mancarella and Rodrigo Moreno
22 - 26 April: Mechanism Design for the Economics of Future Energy Systems - organised by Ankur Kulkarni
Rene Aid (Paris Dauphine)
Clemence Alasseur (EDF)
Eddie Anderson (Sydney)
Sergey Foss (Heriot-Watt)
Ben Godfrey (Western Power Distribution)
Frank Kelly (Cambridge)
Ruediger Kiesel (Duisburg-Essen)
Thorsten Koch (Berlin)
Jean-Yves Le Boudec (EPFL)
David Lenaghan (National Grid)
Jan Maciejowski (Cambridge)
Henrik Madsen (DTU)
Sean Meyn (Florida)
Guy Nason (Bristol)
David Newbery (Cambridge)
Mark O’Malley (Dublin)
Shmuel Oren (Berkeley)
Patrick Panciatici (RTE)
Andrew Richards (National Grid)
Philippe Vassilopoulos (EPEX SPOT)
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7 January 2019 to 11 January 2019
23 January 2019 to 23 January 2019
18 March 2019 to 22 March 2019
1 April 2019 to 5 April 2019
8 April 2019 to 12 April 2019
29 April 2019 to 3 May 2019
1 May 2019 to 1 May 2019
|Monday 11th February 2019|
|13:30 to 16:00||Room 2|
|Wednesday 20th February 2019|
|15:00 to 16:00||
Said Hamadene Université du Maine
|Monday 25th February 2019|
|09:30 to 12:00||
Stephen Haben University of Reading
|14:00 to 16:00||Room 2|
|Tuesday 26th February 2019|
|09:30 to 10:30||
|10:40 to 12:00||Room 2|
|Wednesday 27th February 2019|
|09:30 to 12:00||
Qiwei Yao London School of Economics
|13:30 to 16:00||
Jethro Browell University of Strathclyde
|Thursday 28th February 2019|
|09:30 to 10:30||Room 2|
|10:30 to 12:00||
Florian Ziel Universität Duisburg-Essen
|13:30 to 17:00||Room 2|
|Tuesday 9th April 2019|
|16:00 to 17:00||
Claudia Sagastizabal Universidade Estadual de Campinas
|Wednesday 24th April 2019|
|10:00 to 12:00||Room 2|
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