Energy Informatics?


This seminar is about Energy Informatics. It is not about Green IT.


It is about the application and adaption of the large body of achievements in Informatics for addressing current and future challenges in the Energy Domain.


Initial Meeting

Organisatorial details were discussed at the initial meeting on


Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 09:41 (s.t.) in room 528 (Bldg. E1 3).


If you would like to participate in this seminar, please register for it via the CMS. An explanation how to do that is here (requires Adobe Flash Player).


Application Topics

Short-term load forecasting (on the order of days)
Medium-term load forecasting (on the order of months)
Power generation characteristics
Economics of energy
Power grid monitoring and control
Power grid reliability
Power grid efficiency (energy loss minimization)

Crosscutting Algorithmic Topics

Mixed-Integer Programming
Nonlinear Optimization
Constraint Solving
Bayesian Statistics
Hidden State Estimation
Multi-Player Games
Priced and Hybrid Model Analysis

Time and location

The current plan is to split the seminar in two phases


a bi-weekly reading group during the semester

and a presentation phase end of February 2011



In the first phase we will have an overview of the general topic, and then dive into 7 more concrete areas.

We will discuss these areas jointly in these meetings, based on information and backgroud material studied beforehand individually.

These discussions will be moderated by two students per area.


In the second phase each participant will give a formal presentation of around 45 min about an algorithmic problem and solution from his area.

This will happen in the form of a block event in late February or early March.




Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Hermanns
Pepijn Crouzen, MSc
Hernán Baró Graf, Lic.