Considering homeowner acceptance of retrofit measures within energy supply network optimization

A key factor towards a low-carbon society is energy efficient heating of private houses. The choice of heating technology as well as the decision for certain energy-efficient house renovations are made mainly by individual homeowners. In contrast, municipal energy network planning heavily depends on and strongly affects these decisions. Further, there are different conflicting objectives … Read more

Gas Network Optimization: A comparison of Piecewise Linear Models

Gas network optimization manages the gas transport by minimizing operating costs and fulfilling contracts between consumers and suppliers. This is an NP- hard problem governed by non-convex and nonlinear gas transport functions that can be modeled by mixed integer linear programming (MILP) techniques. Under these methods, piecewise linear functions describe nonlinearities and bi- nary variables … Read more