CORE 50th Anniversary Conference

Auditorium Agora, UCLouvain campus, Louvain la Neuve, Belgium

A scientific session on Computational Challenges in Energy is organized in the frame of the CORE 50th anniversary conference with the sponsorship of the Engie Chair.


The production planning of power systems involving both hydro and thermal generation can be extremely difficult from a computational point of view. Multiple aspects make the problem hard and cannot usually be neglected: non-convexities related to hydro reservoirs, river flows, start-up costs and minimum output requirements, randomness of water inflow, net electricity demand and fuel cost, and the sheer size of the instances measured by the number of power plants, nodes in the power network and span of the time horizon. This session discusses these challenges and recent advances in computational methods for overcoming these challenges.

Event Slides and Videos

Anthony Papavasiliou (CORE, Universit├ę catholique de Louvain)
Solving Stochastic Unit Commitment at Industrial Scale using Parallel Computing: A Case Study of Central Western Europe

Andy Sun (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Solving Large-Scale Optimization Problems under Uncertainty and Non-Convexity in Electric Power Systems

Alex Shapiro (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Risk neutral and risk averse approaches to multistage stochastic programming

Mario Pereira (PSR)
Recent Applications of Multistage Stochastic Optimization to Power Systems Planning and Operations



Auditoires Agora
Place Agora
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve