Gas network extension planning for multiple demand scenarios

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  • Today's gas markets demand more flexibility from the network operators which in turn have to invest into their network infrastructure. As these investments are very cost-intensive and long-living, network extensions should not only focus on one bottleneck scenario, but should increase the flexibility to fulfill different demand scenarios. We formulate a model for the network extension problem for multiple demand scenarios and propose a scenario decomposition. We solve MINLP single-scenario sub-problems and obtain valid bounds even without solving them to optimality. Heuristics prove capable of improving the initial solutions substantially. Results of computational experiments are presented.

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Author:Jonas Schweiger
Document Type:ZIB-Report
Tag:Gas Network Planning; Scenario Decomposition
MSC-Classification:90-XX OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING / 90Bxx Operations research and management science
90-XX OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING / 90Cxx Mathematical programming [See also 49Mxx, 65Kxx] / 90C15 Stochastic programming
Date of first Publication:2014/07/21
Series (Serial Number):ZIB-Report (14-29)
ISSN:1438-0064
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung