Thursday, December 10th

Time EST Presentation
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome Dr. Edwin Romeijn (Chair of H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech)
8:45 – 9:00 Workshop Logistics Andy Sun
Power System Optimization and Risk Management in Day-Ahead Electricity Markets

Moderator: Pascal Van Hentenryck

9:00 – 9:30 Michael Caramanis (Boston University) Modeling and Managing Risky Assets in Day Ahead Power Markets
9:30 – 10:00 Richard O’Neill (ARPA-E) Power Systems Optimization at ARPA-E
10:00 – 10:30 Yury Dvorkin (New York University) Risk Quantification and Trading in Electricity Markets
10:30 – 10:45 Discussion
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
Recent Advances in Solving Large-Scale AC OPF

Moderator: Santanu Dey

11:00 – 11:30 Carleton Coffrin (Los Alamos National Laboratory) Solving Multi-Contingency AC Power Flow Problems with Convex Relaxations
11:30 – 12:00 Andreas Wächter (Northwestern University) A Two-Stage Decomposition Approach for AC Optimal Power Flow
12:00 – 12:30 Cosmin Petra (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) On solving ACOPF and SCACOPF problems using nonlinear programming and high-performance computing
12:30 – 12:45 Discussion
12:45 – 1:45 Lunch Break
Demand Side Management, Storage, and Coordination of Power and Water Networks

Moderator: Daniel Molzahn

1:45 – 2:15 Miguel Anjos (University of Edinburgh) Electricity Demand Side Management via Time-and-Level-of-Use Pricing
2:15 – 2:45 Ross Baldick (University of Texas, Austin) Optimization formulations for storage devices
2:45 – 3:15 Niko Gatsis (University of Texas, San Antonio) Optimization methods for coordination of power and water distribution networks
3:15 – 3:30 Discussion
3:30 – 3:45 Coffee Break
Uncertainty and machine learning in energy systems operations and planning

Moderator: Mathieu Dahan

3:45 – 4:15 Guzin Bayraksan (Ohio State University) Data-Driven Sample Average Approximation with Covariate Information
4:15 – 4:45 Andy Philpott (University of Auckland) Capacity Planning with JuDGE
4:45 – 5:15 Spyros Chatzivasileiadis (Technical University of Denmark) Using Optimization to remove barriers for Machine Learning Applications in Power Systems
5:15 – 5:30 Discussion

Friday, December 11th

Time EST Presentation
Estimation, Control, and Efficient Computation for Autonomous Resilient Systems

Moderator: Andy Sun

9:00 – 9:30 Florian Dörfler (ETH Zurich) Data-driven control in autonomous energy systems
9:30 – 10:00 Saurabh Amin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Generalized Benders Decomposition for Resilient Electricity Networks
10:00 – 10:30 Andrey Bernstein (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Online State Estimation for Systems with Asynchronous Sensors
10:30 – 11:00 Adam Wierman (California Institute of Technology) Competitive control of energy systems via online optimization
11:00 – 11:15 Discussion
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break
Economics, Environmental Justice, and the Future of Energy System Transition

Moderator: Valerie Thomas

11:30 – 12:00 Ben Leibowicz (University of Texas, Austin) The Economic Value of a Centralized Approach to Distributed Resource Investment and Operation
12:00 – 12:30 Inês Azevedo (Stanford University) Distributional and environmental justice accounting for the U.S. electricity sector
12:30 – 1:00 Jesse Jenkins (Princeton University) Guiding innovation: using optimization methods to evaluate the design space for novel low-carbon energy technologies
1:00 – 1:15 Discussion
1:15 – 1:30 Wrap-up