Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 274, Issue 1–2, pp 101–117 | Cite as

Energy technology environment model with smart grid and robust nodal electricity prices

  • Frédéric BabonneauEmail author
  • Alain Haurie
OR Modeling/Case Study


This paper deals with the modeling of power flow in a transmission grid within the multi-sectoral multi-energy long-term regional energy model ETEM-SG. This extension of the model allows a better representation of demand response for flexible loads triggered by nodal marginal cost pricing. To keep the global model in the realm of linear programming one uses a linearized DC power flow model that represents the transmission grid with the main constraints on the power flowing through the different arcs of the electricity transmission network. Robust optimization is used to take into account the uncertainty on the capacity limits resulting from inter-regional transit. A numerical illustration is carried out for a data set corresponding roughly to the Leman Arc region.


OR in energy Long-term energy model Power flow Robust nodal electricity prices Robust optimization 



This research is supported by the Qatar National Research Fund under Grant Agreement n\(^o\) NPRP10-0212-170447 and by Canadian IVADO programme (VORTEX Project).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Business SchoolUniversity Adolfo IbañezSantiagoChile
  2. 2.ORDECSYSChêne-BougeriesSwitzerland
  3. 3.University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  4. 4.GERAD-HECMontrealCanada

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