6193
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2017-02-09
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A System to Evaluate Gas Network Capacities: Concepts and Implementation
Since 2005, the gas market in the European Union is liberalized and the trading of natural gas is decoupled from its transport. The transport is done by so-called transmissions system operators or TSOs. The market model established by the European Union views the gas transmission network as a black box, providing shippers (gas traders and consumers) the opportunity to transport gas from any entry to any exit. TSOs are required to offer maximum independent capacities at each entry and exit such that the resulting gas flows can be realized by the network without compromising security of supply. Therefore, evaluating the available transport capacities is extremely important to the TSOs.
This paper gives an overview of the toolset for evaluating gas network capacities that has been developed within the ForNe project, a joint research project of seven research partners initiated by Open Grid Europe, Germany's biggest TSO. While most of the relevant mathematics is described in the book "Evaluating Gas Network Capacities", this article sketches the system as a whole, describes some developments that have taken place recently, and gives some details about the current implementation.
1438-0064
urn:nbn:de:0297-zib-61931
Benjamin Hiller
Benjamin Hiller
Thorsten Koch
Lars Schewe
Robert Schwarz
Jonas Schweiger
ZIB-Report
17-03
eng
uncontrolled
operations research in energy
eng
uncontrolled
gas network optimization
eng
uncontrolled
entry-exit model
eng
uncontrolled
freely allocable capacity
eng
uncontrolled
large-scale mixed-integer nonlinear programming
Computer Applications
OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING
Mathematical Optimization
Hiller, Benjamin
Koch, Thorsten
MODAL-GasLab
ForNe
TRR154-A04
Schweiger, Jonas
https://opus4.kobv.de/opus4-zib/files/6193/euro2016_eepa_FORNE_2017-02-09_ZR.pdf