Energy Days 2020

Aula Magna, Place Raymond Lemaire, UCLouvain, Louvain la Neuve, Belgium

We are celebrating the PhD graduation of Yuting Mou, Gilles Bertrand and Ilyès Mezghani by putting together a 2-day energy event at UCLouvain. The event is targeted toward an audience of academics, policy makers, and industrial stakeholders, and will be held at the UCLouvain campus.

Dates: The event will be held on December 7-8, 2020.

Location. The event will be held at the Aula Magna in UCLouvain.

Registration. The event will target 100 attendants. Registrations are free but mandatory. Registrations will be served on a first-come-first-served basis. Participants are asked to register in the following link:

Cancellations. In order to better plan the event, we kindly ask registered participants to inform us at the latest two days in advance of the event about possible cancellation of their registration.

Covid restrictions. An online version of the event is not foreseen. If covid restrictions are in force at the time of the event, speakers may be requested to record their talks, which will be uploaded in the event web page.

Programme Day 1

10:30 – 11:15Welcome coffee
11:15 – 11:30 Welcome by Anthony Papavasiliou (UCLouvain)
11:30 – 12:30Keynote presentation by Andreas Tirez (CREG)
Fundamentals of market functioning: the role of a price signals and how to come to good price signals in power markets
12:30 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 17:00Session 1: Machine and Reinforcement Learning Problems in Electricity Markets
Moderator: Gilles Bertrand (UCLouvain)
14:00 – 14:40Johan Maricq (ELIA) and Guillaume Leclercq (N-SIDE)
Using reinforcement learning to perform topology optimisation
14:40 – 15:20Anthony Papavasiliou (UCLouvain)
A Modeling Framework for Analyzing European Balancing Markets
15:20 – 15:40Coffee break
15:40 – 16:20Olivier Martin (ENGIE)
Algorithmic Trading on German Intraday Power Markets
16:20 – 17:00Gilles Bertrand (UCLouvain)
Adaptive trading in the Continuous Intraday Market using Reinforcement Learning

Programme Day 2

09:00 – 09:30Welcome coffee
09:30 – 12:30Session 2: Mobilizing distributed demand-side flexibility through advanced analytics
Moderator: Yuting Mou (UCLouvain)
09:30 – 10:10Dimitrios Papadaskalopoulos (Imperial College London and NTUA)
Distributed optimisation, game-theoretic and reinforcement learning approaches for investigating the impacts of demand flexibility in emerging electricity markets
10:10 – 10:50Leonardo Meeus (Vlerick School of Business and Florence School of Regulation)
The Future of Electricity Markets with Distribution Network Constraints
10:50 – 11:10Coffee break
11:10 – 11:50Dimitri Tomanos (ENGIE Impact)
Integration of Flexibility Mechanisms into Decentralized Systems Energy Production Sizing Optimization Problem
11:50 – 12:30Yuting Mou (VITO)
Comparison of Priority Service and Multilevel Demand Subscription for Mobilizing Residential Demand Respone
12:30 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 17:00Session 3: Algorithmic and Market Design Topics in T&D Coordination and Local Energy Markets
Moderator: Ilyès Mezghani (UCLouvain)
14:00 – 14:40Ibrahim Abada (ENGIE Impact)
The Snowball Effect of Energy Communities
14:40 – 15:20Ilyès Mezghani (UCLouvain)
Models and Algorithms for Clearing Integrated T&D Markets with ACOPF and Non-Convex Offers
15:20 – 15:40Coffee break
15:40 – 16:20Burak Kocuk (Sabancı University)
An Analysis of the Multi-Period Optimal Power Flow Problem with Electric Vehicles under Emission Considerations
16:20 – 17:00Ignacio Aravena (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Title: TBD