Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Optimal Power Flow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alexander Engelmann, Timm Faulwasser
      Pages 3-12 Open Access
    3. Marco Giuntoli, Susanne Schmitt
      Pages 13-25 Open Access
    4. Nico Huebner, Nils Schween, Michael Suriyah, Vincent Heuveline, Thomas Leibfried
      Pages 27-40 Open Access
    5. Nils Schween, Philipp Gerstner, Nico Meyer-Hübner, Viktor Slednev, Thomas Leibfried, Wolf Fichtner et al.
      Pages 41-64 Open Access
  3. Energy System Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Eike Fokken, Simone Göttlich, Oliver Kolb
      Pages 67-80 Open Access
    3. Manuel Ruppert, Viktor Slednev, Rafael Finck, Armin Ardone, Wolf Fichtner
      Pages 81-101 Open Access
  4. Managing Demand Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Carlos Henggeler Antunes, Vahid Rasouli, Maria João Alves, Álvaro Gomes, José J. Costa, Adélio Gaspar
      Pages 105-122 Open Access
  5. Planning and Operation of Distribution Grids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Dimitri Pinel, Magnus Korpås, Karen B. Lindberg
      Pages 145-163 Open Access
    3. Sabrina Ried, Armin U. Schmiegel, Nina Munzke
      Pages 165-178 Open Access

About these proceedings


The papers presented in this open access book address diverse challenges in decarbonizing energy systems, ranging from operational to investment planning problems, from market economics to technical and environmental considerations, from distribution grids to transmission grids, and from theoretical considerations to data provision concerns and applied case studies. While most papers have a clear methodological focus, they address policy-relevant questions at the same time. The target audience therefore includes academics and experts in industry as well as policy makers, who are interested in state-of-the-art quantitative modelling of policy relevant problems in energy systems. 

The 2nd International Symposium on Energy System Optimization (ISESO 2018) was held at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) under the symposium theme “Bridging the Gap Between Mathematical Modelling and Policy Support” on October 10th and 11th 2018. ISESO 2018 was organized by the KIT, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), the Heidelberg University, the German Aerospace Center and the University of Stuttgart.


energy system power grid power grid operation power grid planning HVDC optimization uncertainty mathematical modelling efficient algorithm optimal power flow (OPF) generation and transmission expansion planning system reliability energy system integration sector integration demand response (DR) policy support open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Valentin Bertsch
    • 1
  • Armin Ardone
    • 2
  • Michael Suriyah
    • 3
  • Wolf Fichtner
    • 4
  • Thomas Leibfried
    • 5
  • Vincent Heuveline
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Energy Systems Analysis, Institute of Engineering ThermodynamicsGerman Aerospace CenterStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Industrial ProductionKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Electric Energy Systems and High-Voltage TechnologyKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  4. 4.Institute for Industrial ProductionKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  5. 5.Institute of Electric Energy Systems and High-Voltage TechnologyKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  6. 6.Engineering Mathematics and Computing Lab, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific ComputingHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany

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