2018 - Program and presentations

Detailed Program and Presentations

Wedensday 12 September

8:00  Registration
8:30 Opening and welcome, Michael Belsnes, SINTEF
8:45 Plenary 1
  "Water value computation – a historical perspective", S. Aam, SINTEF
  "Stochastic Dual Dynamic integer Programming (SDDiP)", S. Ahmed, ISyE Georgia Tech, USA
10:15 Break/Refreshments 
10:30 Plenary 2
  "Coupling power market models to exploit mutual model performance - EMPS meets the increasingly intermittent continental power market using a scenario approach", R. A. Syversrud, Statkraft, Norway
  "Mid-Term Hydro-Scheduling Problem: The Battle Between Stochastic Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning", P. Côté, Rio Tinto Alcan, Canada        Code (WinZip)
  "Network constrained hydrothermal unit commitment problem for hourly dispatch and price setting in Brazil: the DESSEM model", A. Diniz, CEPEL, Brazil
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Parallel 1A - Computational and Methodological Advances
  "Dual Dynamic Programming for long-term receding-horizon hydro scheduling with head effects", B. Flamm, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  "Combined representation of hydropower plants on Stochastic Dual Dynamic Programming - The hybrid approach", M. Elvira, CEPEL, Brazil
  "Evaluating approaches for estimating the water value of a hydropower plant in the day-ahead electricity market", J. I. Perez-Diaz, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
13:00  Parallel 1B - Practical Experiences and Best Practices
  "Implied efficiency curves from analysis of operational patterns", S. Brelin, NTNU, Norway
  "Experiences with incorporating power loss in shared tunnels into the hydro unit commitment", J. Kong, SINTEF, Norway
  "Modelling tunnel network flow and minimum pressure height in short-term hydropower production planning", P. Aaslid, SINTEF, Norway
14:15 Break/Refreshments
14:45 Parallel 2A - Scheduling in Multiple Power Markets
  "Intraday optimization of pumped hydro storages using algorithmic trading", M. Burkhardt, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Germany
  "Stochastic-dynamic optimization of a joint strategy for day-ahead bidding and intraday trading", N. Löhndorf, University of Luxembourg, Luxenbourg
  "Coordinated hydropower bidding in the day-ahead and balancing market", E. Aasgård, NTNU, Norway
14:45 Parallel 2B - Application of Hydrological and Statistical Models
  "Infow forecasting for hydropower operations: Bayesian model averaging for postprocessing hydrological ensembles", A. Kleiven, NTNU, Norway
  "Introduction to Statkraft's Hydrologic Forecasting Toolbox (SHyFT)", G. Lappegard, Statkraft, Norway
  "Assessing the impacts of snowpack assimilation in ensemble streamflow forecasting using Bayesian Stochastic Dynamic Programming", R. Arsenault, L'École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Canada
16:00 End of program
   
17:45 Departure from the hotel to the marina
18:00 Boat trip to dinner at Flor og Fjære
22:30 Boat trip back to Stavanger

 

Thursday 13 September

8:30 Plenary 3
  "Benchmarking hydro operation by use of a simulator", B. Mo, SINTEF & G. Aronsen, TrønderEnergi, Norway
  "A methodology to anticipate probabilistic volume constraints on the French reservoirs", T. Ouillon, EDF, France
   "Experiences in optimal allocation of reserve obligations across a hydro power plant portfolio" H. Abgottspon, Axpo, Switzerland
10:00 Break/Refreshments
10:30 Plenary 4
  "Optimal Price-Based Operations Scheduling of a Single Reservoir within a Multireservoir Cascade", A. Ayad, BC Hydro, Canada
  "Using the market model Fansi in Statnett; our experience and strategy", I. Døskeland, Statnett, Norway
  " Short-term hydro scheduling using successive linear programming", H. I. Skjelbred, SINTEF, Norway
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Parallel 3A - Computational and Methodological Advances
  "Blackbox Optimization for Chance-Constrained Hydro Scheduling Problems", S. Seguin, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
  "Assessment of an asynchronous parallel implementation for the stochastic mid-term hydrothermal planning problem", A. Diniz, CEPEL, Brazil
  "Medium-term hydropower scheduling by Stochastic Dual Dynamic integer Programming: A case study", M. Hjelmeland, NTNU, Norway
13:00 Parallel 3B - Practical Experiences and Best Practices
  "Operating a virtual power plant – the value of flexibility in day-ahead bidding", G. Klæboe, TrønderEnergi, Norway
  "Optimal pricing of marginal production changes in linked run of river systems", H. Riddervold, NTNU/Hydro, Norway
  "Generating water-value functions with a stochastic short-term scheduling model", M. Fodstad, SINTEF, Norway
14:15 Break/Refreshments
14:45 Parallel 4A – Computational and Methodological Advances
  "Improvements in hydrothermal system operation planning considering cut selection / multiplicative PAR(p)", A. Marcato, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
  "Comparison of a deterministic optimisation model and a stochastic optimisation model for weekly planning of hydropower", C. Ahlfors, KTH, Sweden
  "Comparing sampling stochastic Dynamic Programming with standard water value calculation on typical Nordic hydro systems", L. E. Schäffer, SINTEF, Norway
14:45 Parallel 4B – Renewable Integration
  "Peaking requirements for a 90% renewable system in New Zealand", L. Schwartfeger, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  "Approach for a multi-market optimization of pumped hydro power storages", S. Braun, Technical University of Munich, Germany
   "Norway as a battery for the future European power system – comparison of two different methodological approaches", I. Graabak, NTNU, Norway
16:00 Wrapping up, Arild Helseth, SINTEF
16:15  End of Workshop

 

Presentation from Lyse - Lysebotn II Hydro Power Plant

Plenary speakers

  1. R. A. Syversrud, Statkraft, Norway, "Coupling power market models to exploit mutual model performance - EMPS meets the increasingly intermittent continental power market using a scenario approach"
  2. Pascal Côté, Rio Tinto Alcan, Canada, "Mid-Term Hydro-Scheduling Problem: The Battle Between Stochastic Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning"
  3. Thomas Ouillon, EDF Research, France, "A methodology to anticipate probabilistic volume constraints on the French reservoirs"
  4. Sverre Aam, "Water value computation – a historical perspective"
  5. André Luiz Diniz, CEPEL, Brazil, "Network constrained hydrothermal unit commitment problem for hourly dispatch and price setting in Brazil: the DESSEM model"
  6. Shabbir Ahmed, Georgia Tech, USA, "Stochastic Dual Dynamic Integer Programming (SDDiP)"
  7. Gaudenz Koeppel, Axpo, Switzerland, "Experiences in optimal allocation of reserve obligations across a hydro power plant portfolio"
  8. Birger Mo, SINTEF, Norway "Benchmarking hydro operation by use of a simulator"