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IE-OPIM Joint Graduate Seminar: HATİCE TEKİNER MOĞULKOÇ (Şehir University)

 Mathematical Models for Generation Expansion Planning Problems

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time: 13:40 – 14:30
Location: FENS G035


Abstract: Electricity generation expansion planning problems are solved to determine when, where and which new generations units should be constructed to meet the future demand.  To obtain more economic, reliable, environmental friendly and realistic power network, the problem is modeled as a multi-objective stochastic problem and the uncertainties in the power network are represented by the scenarios.  There are two sources of uncertainty in the model; component availability and user demand. For a large system, there are numerous combinations of possible demand levels and failed components.  Therefore, a methodology is developed to generate an efficient set of scenarios to characterize the uncertainty.  There are also new technological developments called “Smart Grid” technologies which can be used within the power grid.  Mathematical models are proposed to incorporate Smart Grid technologies into the GEP problem to determine their optimal implementation planning and to observe their impact on the other expansion and dispatching decisions.


Bio: Prof. Tekiner Moğulkoç received her BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Marmara University and Sabancı University, respectively.  She obtained her PhD from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in Industrial and Systems Engineering. She is interested in optimization problems in electricity generation/transmission/distribution networks, multi-objective stochastic optimization problems, course time tabling, bus vehicle scheduling, system reliability optimization and airline crew pairing problems.