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March 27, 2011 / or4green


Energy-related talks at INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research, April 10-12, 2011; Chicago, Illinois (I will be at this conference and plan to post about it here.):
– Mario Veiga Pereira, PSR; Application of Multi-stage Stochastic Optimization and Cloud Computing to the Energy Management of Multi-country Systems
– Alan Taber, Lockheed Martin; Uncertain Supply, Predictable Demand: Converting Solar Energy into Financeable Utility Scale Solar Power
– Tao Hong, Quanta Technology; Short Term Electric Load Forecasting for a Medium Sized US Facility
– Rajesh Tyagi, GE Global Research; Smart Grid- Operations Research Challenges in Managing Demand Response

Several sustainability-related sessions are being organized for the INFORMS 2011 Annual Meeting (via ENRE mailing list):
– INFORMS ENRE Sustainability Cluster chaired by Hayri Onal – see
– Impact of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) on power systems, organized by Lizhi Wang – see
– Power transmission expansion to support renewable integration, organized by Enzo E. Sauma – see

Conference on Smart Grids organized by Center for Applied Optimization (CAO) at University of Florida, in collaboration with Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) – see

Call for Papers – GECCO Workshop on GreenIT Evolutionary Computation (see , to be held as part of the
July 12-16 (Tuesday-Saturday), 2011, Dublin, Ireland

Post-doc opportunities in computational sustainability at University of British Columbia. Excerpt from the announcement: “The post holder will contribute to the Water Energy Nexus project, with the core aim of developing and testing a prototype decision-making tool to assist different stake-holders in the selection of context-specific solutions for sustainable waste water management.” See

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