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Power Tech 2007
1 - 5 July 2007, Lausanne, Switzerland

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PO 1 Monday, July 2
Chair : A. Gomez Exposito, University of Seville 14:00 - 15:45
Characterization of the Maximum Loadability in Power Systems Due to Contingencies in the Operative Planning Scenario
Rosero Mauricio (Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia), Rios Mario (Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia)
Real-Time Calculation of Power System Loadability Limits
Virmani Sudhir (EPIC Engineering and ECI, USA), Vickovic Dusko  (NOS BiH, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Savulescu Savu   C.  (Energy Consulting International (ECI), USA)
Stochastic Computation of Power System Security Level
Heyde Chris (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany), Rudion Krzysztof (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany), Styczynski Zbigniew (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany), Ruhle Olaf (Siemens AG PTD, Germany)
The cross-entropy method for power system combinatorial optimization problems
Ernst Damien (Supélec, France), Glavic Mevludin (DELING, Šiæi, Bosnia), Stan Guy Bart (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), Mannor Shie (McGill University, Montréal, Canada), Wehenkel Louis (University of Liège, Belgium)
Decisions in Power System Operation based on Fuzzy Economic and Environmental Dispatch
Bedriñana Manfred (State University of Campinas, Brazil), Bosco Joao (State University of Campinas, Brazil), Murari Carlos (State University of Campinas, Brazil), Castro Carlos (State University of Campinas, Brazil)
PO 2 Monday, July 2
Chair : S Virmani, EPIC Engineering and ECI, USA 16:05 - 17:45
Finitely Adaptive Linear Programming in Robust Power System Optimization
Saric Andrija (Northeastern University, USA), Stankovic Alex (Northeastern University, USA)
Improvement of OPF Decomposition Methods Applied to Multi-Area Power Systems
Arnold Michèle (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Knöpfli Selina (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Andersson Göran (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Constrained Fuzzy Power Flow
Gouveia Eduardo (School of Technology of Viseu, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal ), Matos Manuel (INESC Porto – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores do Porto, Portugal)
A New Approach to Constructing Seasonal Nomograms in Planning and Operations Environments at Idaho Power Co.
Papic Milorad (Idaho Power Co., USA), Vaiman Michael (V&R Energy Systems Research, Inc., Los Angeles, USA), Vaiman Marianna (V&R Energy Systems Research,  Inc., Los Angeles, USA), Povolotskiy Mark (V&R Energy Systems Research, Inc., Los Angeles, USA)
A Two–Level Method for Solving Power Generating Unit Commitment Problems
Georgopoulou Hariklia (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), Giannakoglou Kyriakos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
PO 3 Tuesday, July 3
Chair : M. Matos, INESC Porto 8:45 - 10:30
Optimal planning strategy of ancillary services ensuring secure operation of power system
Havel Petr (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic), Horacek Petr (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic), Fantik Josef (CEPS, Czech Republic)
Border-Flow Control by means of Phase Shifting Transformers
Verboomen Jody (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Van Hertem Dirk (KU Leuven, Belgium), Schavemaker Pieter (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Kling Wil (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Belmans Ronnie (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Shunt compensation of EHV Cables and Mixed Overhead-Cable Lines
Lauria Stefano (Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italia), Gatta Fabio Massimo (Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italia), Colla Luigi (TERNA S.p.A., Italia)
Branch and Bound Algorithm for Transmission Network Expansion Planning Using DC Model
Rider Marcos J. (State University of Campinas, Brazil), Garcia Ariovaldo V. (State University of Campinas, Brazil), Romero Rubén (Paulista State University, Ilha Solteira, Brazil)
Coordination of Transmission Network and New Power Plants
Bovo Cristian (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Delfanti Maurizio (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Merlo Marco (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Pasquadibisceglie Marco Savino (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
PO 4 Tuesday, July 3
Chair : G. Chicco, Politecnico di Torino 10:50 - 12:30
Profit-Based Short-Term Hydro Scheduling considering Head-Dependent Power Generation
Mariano Sílvio (University of Beira Interior, Portugal), Catalão João (University of Beira Interior, Portugal), Mendes Victor (Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Portugal), Ferreira Luís (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)
Hydroelectric Power Plant Unit Efficiencies Evaluation and Unit Commitment
Sousa Thales (Sao Paulo University, Brazil), Jardini Jose Antonio (Sao Paulo University, Brazil), Alves de Lima Rodrigo (AES Tiete S/A, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
A Modified DEA Model for Benchmarking of Hydropower Plants
Jha Deependra Kumar (Hiroshima University, Japan), Yorino Naoto (Hiroshima University, Japan), Zoka Yoshifumi (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Rolling Unit Commitment for Systems with Significant Installed Wind Capacity
Tuohy Aidan (University College Dublin, Ireland), Denny Eleanor (University College Dublin, Ireland), O'Malley Mark (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Globally Convergent Optimal Power Flow by Trust-Region Interior-Point Methods
Araújo Sousa Andréa (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil), Leite Torres Geraldo (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)
PO 5 Tuesday, July 3
chair : N. Voropai, Energy Systems Institute, Irkutsk 14:30 - 15:35
PSO-based Hybrid Generating System Design Incorporating Reliability Evaluation and Generation/Load Forecasting
Wang Lingfeng (Texas A&M University, USA), Singh Chanan (Texas A&M University, USA)
Optimal Coupling of Energy Infrastructures
Geidl Martin (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Göran Andersson (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Integrated Power Generation and Natural Gas Expansion Planning
Unsihuay Clodomiro (Federal University of Itajuba, Brazil), Marangon-Lima J. W.  (Federal University of Itajuba, Brazil), Zambroni de Souza A. C.  (Federal University of Itajuba, Brazil)
PO 6 Tuesday, July 3
chair : N. Voropai 15:55 - 17:30
Short-Term Operation Planning of Integrated Hydrothermal and Natural Gas Systems
Unsihuay Clodomiro (Federal University of Itajubá, Brazil), Marangon-Lima J. W.  (Federal University of Itajubá, Brazil), Zambroni de Souza A. C.  (Federal University of Itajubá, Brazil)
Profit-Based Unit Commitment with Emission Limitations: A Multiobjective Approach
Catalão João (University of Beira Interior, Portugal), Mariano Sílvio (University of Beira Interior, Portugal), Mendes Victor (Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Portugal), Ferreira Luís (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)
Enhanced Energy Saving Performance in Composite Trigeneration Systems
Chicco Gianfranco (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Mancarella Pierluigi (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Fuzzy Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Improvement Impact on Load Shape
Behrang Rad Mahdi (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran), Parsa Mohadam Mohsen (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran), Sheikh-El-Eslami Mohamad kazem (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran)
A Decision Theory Approach to Cogeneration Planning in the Presence of Uncertainties 
Carpaneto Enrico (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Chicco Gianfranco (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Mancarella Pierluigi (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Russo Angela (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
PO 7 Wednesday, July 4
chair : K.-P. Brand, ABB Switzerland 8:45 - 10:30
Distribution Optimal Power Flow
Khodr Hussein M. (INESC Porto, Portugal), Matos Manuel A. (University of Porto, Portugal), Pereira Jorge (University of Porto, Portugal)
Stochastic, Computational and Convergence Aspects of Distribution Power Flow Algorithms
Haesen Edwin (KU Leuven, Belgium), Driesen Johan (KU Leuven, Belgium), Belmans Ronnie (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Dynamic Restoration of Large-Scale Distribution Network Contingencies: Crew Dispatch Assessment
Carvalho Pedro (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal), Carvalho Fernando (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal), Ferreira Luis (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal)
Sensitivity-based Methodology for the Capacitor Placement Problem in Radial Distribution Systems
Estrada-Soria Gabriel (Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia, Mexico), Tovar-Hernandez Jose (Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia, Mexico), Gutiérrez-Alcaraz Guillermo (Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia, Mexico)
Multi-Fault Multi-Outage Handling in Primary Distribution Feeder System
Lim Il-Hyung  (Myongji University, KOREA), Lim Seong-Il (Iowa State University, USA), Lee Seung-Jae (Myongji University, KOREA), Choi Myeon-Song (Myongji University, KOREA), Ha Bok-Nam (KEPRI, KOREA)
PO 8 Wednesday, July 4
chair : A. Mutule, Riga Technical University 10:50 - 12:30
Optimizing Electricity Corridors between European Union and Neighboring Countries
Vailati Riccardo (CESI RICERCA, Italy), Hartmann Thomas (IAEW RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Preventive control actions to enlarge the load margin using VSCOPF & sensitivity techniques
Marano Alejandro (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain), Trigo Angel Luis (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain), Mauricio Juan Manuel  (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain), Martínez José Luis (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
An Analytical Approach To The Economical Assessment Of Wind Power Penetration In Electric Networks
Mota Lia (State University of Campinas, Brazil), Mota Alexandre (Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil), Galiana Francisco (McGill University, Canada)
An ILU(p)-Preconditoner Bi-CGStab Method for Power Flow Calculation 
Mori Hiroyuki (Meiji University, Japan), Iizuka Fumitaka (Meiji University, Japan)
Supply Quality Regulation – Its Influence over Short-Term Investment Decisions in Distribution Networks
Midence Diego (Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina), Rivera Sergio (Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina), Vargas Alberto (Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina)


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