Current and Future Challenges for Production Planning Systems

  • Torben Franch
  • Max Scheidt
  • Günter Stock
Part of the Energy Systems book series (ENERGY)


This article elaborates on the coming challenges production planning departments in utilities are facing in the near and remote future. Firstly, we will motivate the complexity of production planning, followed by a general solution approach to this task. The development of a new generation of energy management tools seems necessary to fulfill the need to handle uncertainty and eventually cover stochastic processes in energy planning. These new energy management systems have to include complex workflows and different methods and tools into the planning process.

Key words

Energy management Uncertainty in energy planning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Torben Franch
    • 1
  • Max Scheidt
    • 2
  • Günter Stock
    • 3
  1. 1.ProCom GmbHAachenGermany
  2. 2.ProCom GmbHAachenGermany
  3. 3.AachenGermany

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