Subject of the ROADEF/EURO challenge 2010: A large-scale energy management problem with varied constraints

EDF power generation facilities in France stand for a total of 98.8 GW of installed capacity. The varied range of EDF facilities mixes all forms of energy: thermal (nuclear, coal, fuel oil and gas), hydraulic and other renewable energies. Most of the electricity EDF generates in France is produced by thermal power plants: 90% in 2008, among which 86% by nuclear power plants. This subject is focused on thermal power plants and especially on those that have to be repeatedly shut down for refueling and maintenance, e.g. nuclear ones. The scheduling of these outages has to comply with various constraints, regarding safety, maintenance, logistics and plant operation while it must lead to production programs with minimum costs.

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