Programme and presentations

Hydropower scheduling conference 2022

Monday 12 September - day 1

8:00  Registration
  Plenary 1
9:00 Opening and welcome, SINTEF
9:15 An industry take on hydro-optimisation tools: Current use and future needs at Statkraft, Christian Skar, Statkraft
9:40 Recent improvements in the optimization models for generation planning and market pricing in Brazil, Andre Diniz, CEPEL
10:05 Multi-objective optimization in a multiple water usages context, Benoit Clair, EDF
10:30  Break
  Parallell sessions
  P1 - Computational and Methodological Advances
10:50 Analytical computation of marginal values for hydro generation for mid/long-term planning, Lilian Chaves Brandao dos Santos, CEPEL
11:10 A comparison of methods for the nonlinear optimization problem of hydropower generation in a reservoir cascade, Bernhard Becker, Deltares and RWTH Aachen
11:30 Hydropower aggregation by spatial decomposition, Arild Helseth, SINTEF
11:50 Break
12:00 Optimal segmented efficiency in hydrosystem area equivalents to capture real production peaks, Evelin Blom, KTH
12:20 Combining monthly inflow and wind uncertainties in the operation planning of hydro-dominated systems, Maria Elvira P. Maceira, UERJ
12:40 Plant‐based vs. unit‐based hydropower production function, Juan I. Perez Diaz, UPM
  P2 - Scheduling in Decarbonized Power Systems
10:50 Analysis of power system scenarios for Norway 2030 using the fundamental market Model FanSi, Amaleen Jeyaseelarajah, Mathilde Klungland Ljøkjel, NTNU
11:10 Representation of uncertainty in market models for renewable power systems, Mari Haugen, NTNU
11:30 Influence of hydrogen import prices on hydropower systems in net-neutral Europe, Richard Schmitz, Frauenhofer
11:50 Break
12:00 Optimal scheduling of hybrid hydro-floating PV power plants, Ellen Krohn Aasgård and Bjørnar Fjelldal, SINTEF
12:20 Local flexibility in hydro-dominated power systems when considering environmental requirements on operation of hydropower plants, Linn Emelie Schäffer, NTNU
12:40 Profitability of power generation and energy storage in low-carbon electricity markets, Magnus Korpås, NTNU
13:00 Lunch
  P3 - Emerging Methods
14:00 On managing chance-constrained reservoirs by reinforcement learning, Florian Mitjana, HEC Monteréal
14:20 Machine learning based forepart block decomposition model as precursor to scenario fan problem, Jinghao Wang, NTNU  
14:40 GPU-accelerated optimization of hydropower, Hans Ivar Skjelbred, SINTEF
15:00 Break
15:10 Co-movements between forward prices and resource availability in hydro-dominated electricity markets, Andreas Kleiven, NTNU
15:30 The value of coordinating the operation of small-scale hydro, Mikael Amelin, KTH
15:50 Integrating machine learning techniques into the decision-making process for hydro scheduling, Jiehong Kong, SINTEF
  P4 - Environmental Challenges
14:00 Evaluating modelling approaches for state-dependent environmental constraints in medium-term hydropower scheduling, Sofie Aandahl Børresen, NTNU
14:20 Environmental constraints on operation of hydropower reservoirs in hydropower systems with pumping, Asja Alic, University of Trento
14:40 Evaluation of measures for hydropower flexibility reduction due to environmental constraints, Siri Mathisen, SINTEF
15:00 Break
15:10 Methods for addressing uncertainty in reservoir operations under flood conditions, Bernhard Becker, Deltares
15:30 Assessing the feasibility of pumped hydropower storage in Northern European market using stochastic modelling, Erik Seeger Bjørnerem, NTNU
18:30 Bus from Scandic hotel Sjølyst to Grefsenkollen restaurant
19:00 Conference dinner
22:05 Bus from Grefsenkollen restaurant to Scandic hotel Sjølyst 


Tuesday 13 September - day 2

  Plenary 2
9:00 Welcome day 2, Stein-Erik Fleten, NTNU
9:15 Using efficiency points to maximize energy generation in the short-term hydro-scheduling problem, Sara Seguin, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
9:40 Improving real-time hydro scheduling in a high non-synchronous penetration power system: an Australian experience, Pippa Williams, Hydro Tasmania
10:05 Future role of hydro power: aggregation, bidding at high share of variable renewables while considering climate change, Lennart Söder, KTH
10:30 Short-term scheduling of a hybrid hydro-battery plant, Juan I. Perez Diaz, UPM
10:55  Break
  P5 - Maintenance and Expansion Planning
11:20 Investing in hydropower system flexibility – application of decision support tools to a real case in Norway, Birger Mo, SINTEF
11:40 Operation-related maintenance and reinvestment costs for hydropower scheduling, Arnt Ove Eggen, SINTEF
12:00 Upgrade investments using semi-analytical policies and reinforcement learning, Stein-Erik Fleten, NTNU
12:20 Modelling overflow using mixed integer programming in short-term hydropower scheduling, Per Aaslid, SINTEF
  P6 - Inflow Modelling
11:20 Forcasting down-stream inflow discharge using time-series decomposition and deep learning, Mojtaba Yousefi, Western Norway university of applied science
11:40 Investigation of weather data's spatial aggregation in power system models with high shares of hydropower, Maximilian Roithner, UiO
12:00 Validation of Kinematic wave model by distributed raster based hydrological modelling in comparison with hydraulic modelling along river section, Mohammedreza Memarzadehashtiani, NTNU
12:20 A data-driven short-term inflow forecasting model for hydropower scheduling-Chinese use case, Xu Cheng, Smart Innovation Norway
13:00 Lunch
  Plenary 3
14:00 BC Hydro load forecast variability and disaggregation modelling, Adrian Payne, BCHydro
14:25 Dynamic hedging of futures term structure risk for renewable power producers, Nils Löhndorf, University Luxemburg
15:15 Bridging the gap between reinforcement learning and SDDP for hydropower scheduling, Martin Hjelmeland, Fraktal
15:35 Comparative study of two head effect modelling approaches for hydropower production planning, Lars Abrahamson, Vattenfall
16:00 Conclusion of the conference, Arild Helseth and Ellen Krohn Aasgård, SINTEF
16:10 End of conference
19:00 Optional - Dinner at hotel - Scandic Sjølyst


Wednesday 14 September - day 3 - excursion day

  Optional - Excursion to the Norwegian folk museum
9:00 Transport - Walking from Scandic hotel Sjølyst to Norsk folkemuseum - if it is raining we will take a taxi
10:00 Guided tour
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Transport - Walking from Norsk folkemuseum to Scandic hotel Sjølyst - if it is raining we will take a taxi