The SFB TRR154 congratulates the winners of the 2016 EURO Excellence in Practice Award:
Thorsten Koch, Benjamin Hiller, Marc E. Pfetsch, Lars Schewe, Dagmar Bargmann, Mirko Ebbers, Armin Fügenschuh, Björn Geißler, Ralf Gollmer, Uwe Gotzes, Christine Hayn, Nina Heinecke, Holger Heitsch, René Henrion, Jesco Humpola, Imke Joormann, Veronika Kühl, Thomas Lehmann, Ralf Lenz, Hernan Leövey, Alexander Martin, Radoslava Mirkov, Andris Möller, Antonio Morsi, Antje Pelzer, Werner Römisch, Jessica Rövekamp, Martin Schmidt, Rüdiger Schultz, Robert Schwarz, Jonas Schweiger, Klaus Spreckelsen, Claudia Stangl, Marc C. Steinbach, Isabel Wegner-Specht, Bernhard M. Willert
Excerpt from euro-online:
Evaluating Gas Network Capacities
In 2009 Open Grid Europe (OGE, at that time E.ON Gastransport) Germanys largest Transmission System Operator (TSO) initiated the ForNe project (in German “Forschungskooperation Netzwerkoptimierung”) due to the new challenging problems resulting from the liberalization of the gas market. Over decades, gas transport had been more or less steady state with long-term delivery contracts and weather forecast predictable demands. Now, demand and supply change on a daily basis and are triggered by market prices, not by security of supply. Nevertheless, a TSO like OGE has to guarantee the latter, having only little influence on the trading process. These facts result in enormously challenging problems simultaneously including uncertainties, dynamical aspects, and feasibility questions. Mathematically, these problems lead to stochastic mixed-integer non-linear non-convex optimization problems including PDE and ODE constraints.
The EEPA 2016 jury consisted of Ton G. de Kok (chair), Ulrich Dorndorf, Erik Demeulemeester, Marco Laumanns, and Markus Bohlin.
The award was presented at the closing session of the EURO 2016 Conference in Poznań (Poland).