Mathematical Optimization for Challenging Network Planning Problems in Unbundled Liberalized Gas Markets

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  • The recently imposed new gas market liberalization rules in Germany lead to a change of business of gas network operators. While previously network operator and gas vendor where united, they were forced to split up into independent companies. The network has to be open to any other gas trader at the same conditions, and free network capacities have to be identified and publicly offered in a non-discriminatory way. We show that these new paradigms lead to new and challenging mathematical optimization problems. In order to solve them and to provide meaningful results for practice, all aspects of the underlying problems, such as combinatorics, stochasticity, uncertainty, and nonlinearity, have to be addressed. With such special-tailored solvers, free network capacities and topological network extensions can, for instance, be determined.

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Author:Armin Fügenschuh, Björn Geißler, Ralf Gollmer, Christine Hayn, Rene Henrion, Benjamin Hiller, Jesco Humpola, Thorsten Koch, Thomas Lehmann, Alexander Martin, Radoslava Mirkov, Antonio Morsi, Werner Römisch, Jessica Rövekamp, Lars Schewe, Martin Schmidt, Rüdiger Schultz, Robert Schwarz, Jonas Schweiger, Claudia Stangl, Marc C. Steinbach, Bernhard M. Willert
Document Type:ZIB-Report
Tag:Entry-Exit Model; Gas Market Liberalization; Gas Network Access Regulation; Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Nonconvex Stochastic Optimization
MSC-Classification:90-XX OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING / 90Bxx Operations research and management science / 90B10 Network models, deterministic
90-XX OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING / 90Cxx Mathematical programming [See also 49Mxx, 65Kxx] / 90C11 Mixed integer programming
90-XX OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING / 90Cxx Mathematical programming [See also 49Mxx, 65Kxx] / 90C30 Nonlinear programming
90-XX OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING / 90Cxx Mathematical programming [See also 49Mxx, 65Kxx] / 90C90 Applications of mathematical programming
PACS-Classification:80.00.00 INTERDISCIPLINARY PHYSICS AND RELATED AREAS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY / 89.00.00 Other areas of applied and interdisciplinary physics / 89.30.-g Energy resources (see also 84.60.-h Direct energy conversion and storage)
Date of first Publication:2013/03/07
Series (Serial Number):ZIB-Report (13-13)
ISSN:1438-0064
Published in:Appeared in: Energy Systems 5 (2014) 449-473
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12667-013-0099-8
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung

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