Optimization Days 2019

HEC Montréal, May 13-15, 2019


HEC Montréal, 13 — 15 May 2019

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WB6 Energy Policy and Pricing

May 15, 2019 10:45 AM – 12:25 PM

Location: Nancy et Michel-Gaucher

Chaired by Elizaveta Kuznetsova

4 Presentations

  • 10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

    Optimization-based time-and-level-of-use price setting for an energy retailer

    • Juan Gomez, presenter, Polytechnique Montréal
    • Miguel F. Anjos, GERAD, Polytechnique Montréal
    • Luce Brotcorne, INRIA Lille

    In our framework a retailer wants to determine the optimal Time-and-Level-of-Use tariffs (TLOU) to sell energy to a population of smart homes. TLOU is an energy price structure where the prices vary depending on the time and the level of consumption. This problem is formulated as a bilevel optimization problem.

    Demand-Response, Price-Setting, Bilevel Optimization

  • 11:10 AM - 11:35 AM

    Strategic bidding for demand response aggregators: An inverse optimization approach

    • Mohamed Awadalla, presenter,
    • François Bouffard, Professor


    This paper presents optimal pricing design for Demand response in electricity market. The problem is formulated as a linear inverse optimization by an aggregator. Demand flexibility has been quantified and presumed to be the solution for the forward problem. The goal is to find the inversely optimal price signals to maximize the aggregator’s profit.

    Demand Response, Aggregator, Inverse Optimization

  • 11:35 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Canadian contribution to limiting global warming below 2 degrees: Insights from NATEM

    • Olivier Bahn, presenter, HEC Montréal
    • Oskar Sigvaldason, SCMS Global
    • Kathleen Vaillancourt, ESMIA Consultants

    This presentation identifies different decarbonization pathways that would allow Canada to participate in a global mitigation effort to prevent climate changes. We analyse four GHG mitigation scenarios with increasing levels of mitigation efforts for 2050 using the NATEM regional optimization model. The main transformations in the energy system include significant energy conservation and efficiency improvements, greater penetration of electricity in all end-use sectors (up to 64% of total consumption in 2050), as well as an important increased use of bioenergy in 2050. On the supply side, this translates into a rapid decarbonization of electricity production and a shift away from fossil fuel production and imports.

    Canadian energy systems; Decarbonization pathways; GHG emissions; TIMES modelling

  • 12:00 PM - 12:25 PM

    Challenges in energy policies for the economic integration of prosumers in electric energy systems

    • Elizaveta Kuznetsova, presenter, Polytechnique Montréal
    • Miguel F. Anjos, Polytechnique Montréal

    The accessibility and reducing cost of distributed renewable energy sources are stimulating the emergence of small-scale residential prosumers who can produce and consume electricity. Such prosumers may increase the uncertainty of consumption behavior, reduce consumption from the grid, and eventually disconnect from the grid. However, they may remain connected, and their energy potential can provide flexibility for the overall system. We present an analysis of energy policies promoting disconnection and propose a reconsideration of current schemes for the economic integration of prosumers in the energy system.

    Small-scale prosumer, renewable energy source, energy policy, electricity bill, energy and power charges, grid fees, feed-in-tariff