Energy Systems Research

Energy systems research in the IEOR Department focuses on modeling, analysis, and optimization of energy systems and, in particular, power systems. Our department is affiliated with PSERC (power systems engineering research center) of which Dr. Oren is a co-founder and site director, with CERTS (center for electric reliability technology solutions). Research activities have focused on a variety of topics including power systems economics, electricity market design, energy and environmental regulation, demand response, renewables integration, energy risk management, and the development of computational tools for planning, operation, and analysis of electric power systems. The research has been funded by PSERC, DOE, ARPA-E, NSF, FERC, CERTS, EPRI, LLNL, and the SIEMENS Co. The program boasts a long list of distinguished alums that currently hold academic faculty positions in power systems, economics, and operations research and executive positions in energy-related industries including electric utilities, energy trading, and consulting companies.

Faculty

Alper Atamturk

Professor
Department Chair

Javad Lavaei

Associate Professor

Shmuel Oren

Professor of the Graduate School

Selected Publications

Bound Tightening for Alternating Current Optimal Power Flow Instances with Duality Gap

Chen Chen, Alper Atamturk and Shmuel S. Oren., “Bound Tightening for Alternating Current Optimal Power Flow Instances with Duality Gap”. EEE Transactions on Power Systems 31, 3729-3736, 2015. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7328765

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Distribution Locational Marginal Pricing for Optimal Electric Vehicle Charging through Chance Constrained Mixed-Integer Programming

Huang Shaojun, Qiuwei Wu, Shmuel Oren, Ruoyang Li, Zhaoxi Liu, “Distribution Locational Marginal Pricing Through Quadratic Programming for Congestion Management in Distribution Networks”,IEEE PES Transactions Vol. 30, No 4 (2015) pp. 2190-2178

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Applying High Performance Computing to Transmission-Constrained Stochastic Unit Commitment for Renewable Energy Integration

Papavasiliou, Anthony, Shmuel Oren, Barry Rountree, “Applying High Performance Computing to Transmission-Constrained Stochastic Unit Commitment for Renewable Energy Integration”, IEEE PES Transactions, Vol 30, No. 3, (2015) pp. 1109-1120

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Convex Relaxation for Optimal Power Flow Problem: Mesh Networks

Ramtin Madani, Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei, Convex Relaxation for Optimal Power Flow Problem: Mesh Networks, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 30, no.1, pp. 199-211, 2015.

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Reducing Transient and Steady State Electricity Consumption in HVAC Using Learning-Based Model-Predictive Control

A. Aswani, N. Master, J. Taneja, D. Culler and C. Tomlin, “Reducing Transient and Steady State Electricity Consumption in HVAC Using Learning-Based Model-Predictive Control,” in Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 100, no. 1, pp. 240-253, Jan. 2012, doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2011.2161242.

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Zero Duality Gap in Optimal Power Flow Problem

Javad Lavaei and Steven Low, Zero Duality Gap in Optimal Power Flow Problem, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 92-107, 2012.

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