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The Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment (ENRE) is organized to:
  • promote the development and application of operations research / management science methods, techniques, and tools to the solution of problems relating to energy, natural resources and/or the environment,
  • encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and users in energy, natural resources, and environmental applications areas, and
  • promote the maintenance of high professional standards in the application of operations research/management science to problem areas in energy, natural resources, and/or the environment.

INFORMS 2020 Annual Meeting @ National Harbor, MD, November 8-11

Cluster Sessions
At every INFORMS Annual Meeting, ENRE organizes and sponsors a number of streams, listed below. Please get in touch with the chairs if you want to contribute a session or talk on a relevant subject at the next INFORMS meeting in 2020!

Environment & Sustainability
Zana  Cranmer, (acranmer@bentley.edu
Destenie Nock,  (dnock@andrew.cmu.edu)

Natural Resources
Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (j.garcia@ctfc.es)

Energy I – Electricity

Energy II – Energy
 Jalal Kazempoor (seykaz@elektro.dtu.dk)

Energy III - Climate
Benjamin D. Leibowicz (bleibowicz@utexas.edu)

Oil/Gas/Mining
Dimitri Papageorgiou (dimitri.j.papageorgiou@exxonmobil.com
Talayeh Razzaghi (
talayeh.razzaghi@ou.edu)

We would like to express our gratitude towards these dedicated researchers & professionals for providing this important service to our community!


Best Paper Awards
Every year, ENRE awards a number of prizes to recognise outstanding academic contributions in the field of Operations Research & Management Science with applications in energy, natural resources and the environment. Nomination procedures and further details will be announced via the ENRE newsletter and mailing list.

ENRE Student Best Paper 
Committee Chair: Krystel Castillo (Krystel.Castillo@utsa.edu

ENRE Early-Career Best Paper 
Committee Chair: Luce Brotcorne  (Luce.Brotcorne@inria.fr)

ENRE Best Publication – Energy
Committee Co-Chairs:  Golbon Zakeri (g.zakeri@auckland.ac.nz) and Javad Lavaei (lavaei@berkeley.edu)

ENRE Best Publication – Natural Resources
Committee Co-Chairs: Tingju Zhu (tingjuzhu@intl.zju.edu.cn) and Amir Mousavian (smousavi@clarkson.edu)

ENRE Best Publication – Environment and Sustainability
Committee Chair:  Gokce Palak (gpalak@su.edu)


More information and past winners
We would like to congratulate the winners of the Awards in previous years! Read more...

"Society Spotlight" featuring ENRE in OR/MS Tomorrow, the INFORMS Student Magazine
OR-MS-Tomorrow-logo_cardlarge.pngOR/MS Tomorrow, the INFORMS Student Magazine, just published an issue on "Operation Research & Management in Energy and Environment". They feature a "Society Spotlight" article on ENRE laying on the mission and history of our section - and emphasising our commitment to provide an open and welcoming platform for students at the intersection of OR/MS, energy, and the environment!

Our Community

Leadership & Officers

President : Miguel F. Anjos

President-elect : Sandra Ekşioğlu

Secretary-Treasurer : Benjamin D. Leibowicz

Communications & Outreach : Diwas Paudel




Past-Presidents : 

Antonio Conejo

Hayri Önal

Past Secretary-Treasurers:

Sauleh Siddiqui

Sandra Ekşioğlu

Past Communications & Outreach:

Daniel Huppmann

Vignesh Subramanian

Kevin Melendez




Read here for more info and contact details...

JOBS OF INTEREST TO ENRE

  • Taunton, Massachusetts, This Resource Analyst will be responsible for: Researching and developing new rate structures that would be attractive to TMLP’s customers. Performing and monitoring Cost of Service results and identify trends, anomalies and suggest ways to react to changes over time. Developing modeling techniques to perform adequate probabilities and risk management analyses in assessing power supply strategies; concentrating on power supply, fuel, emissions, and ISO market power. Monitoring generator unit’s actual performance as related to the bid and actual cost. Providing feedback to TMLP’s Power Production department in the areas of bid/cost data, unit operation data, and emissions consumption. Assisting in the procurement of resources related to TMLP’s power supply, natural gas, oil, power, emissions and electricity products. Monitoring, analyzing, and verifying prices of units for resources procured. Developing strategies for optimization of resources, which fit within the ISO/TMLP framework. Performing data acquisition, data reporting, and chart/graph creation, Develop reporting templates for both demand and supply. Analyzing historical demand and develop forecasts for solar and hourly load. Validating key assumptions using real-time market data and track performance; research conflicting theories and present quantitative results. Use metrics to improve performance and understand bias. Participating in regular market assessments and environmental trends with potential to affect our customer base and our growth strategies. Assist Lead Analyst with regulatory compliance matters required by the North American Electric Reliability Organization. Perform other duties as required. Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Economics, Finance, or equivalent is required. A Post-Graduate Degree is preferred.  Strong fundamental understanding of the New England power markets. Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a corporate setting, preferably in the power/utility/fuel or similar utility/industrial work is required. This position requires strong analytical and communication skills and a willingness to develop an in-depth understanding of the energy markets.  The successful candidate will also be required to carry a cell phone 24 hours per day, seven days per week and possess a valid Driver’s License.
  • Cheshire, Connecticut, SLR International Corporation is seeking a Project level Civil Engineer to join its talented team based in Cheshire, Connecticut. The candidate will be responsible for managing small projects and supporting larger complex projects. The candidate will participate in planning; design; permitting; analysis; and preparation of specifications, stormwater calculations, and technical reports for a wide variety of site development projects for private and municipal clients. The Civil Engineering group provides a full range of professional services on a variety of challenging projects that include site planning and engineering, road design, stormwater management design, utility design, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, and land use permitting. During your career with SLR, you’ll have the chance to work with a multidisciplinary team of experienced engineers, architects, planners, scientists, and other professional staff.  You’ll also get the opportunity to work on exciting and significant projects, delivering quality work that has a positive and lasting influence on the community and the environment. Key Responsibilities Prepare calculations for storm drainage, wastewater, and water systems; earthwork quantities and cost estimates; and other supporting documentation for public and private projects. Prepare studies and engineering plans, specifications, supporting documents, and permit applications. Visit project sites for the purpose of data collection and monitoring. Perform construction administration services for assigned projects that include tracking and reviewing submittals, responding to Requests for Information (RFIs) from contractors and subcontractors, preparing field reports, and maintaining logs and files. Utilize a variety of computer programs including AutoCAD software to undertake designs and computations. Conduct research and/or file searches on-line, in libraries, and at governmental offices. May occasionally attend client meetings accompanied by a project manager. Perform other related duties as assigned. Required Qualifications Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Two to four years of experience in site development design Proficiency in AutoCAD EIT required Personal Attributes and Traits Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical and judgment capabilities Demonstrated ability to follow direction and work in a team environment Excellent written and communication skills
  • Austin, Texas, The Quality Manager provides leadership and oversight in the Austin facility which manufactures reagents and kits for Food & Feed Safety, Next Generation Sequencing, and COVID qPCR. The position ensures that processes needed for the quality management system are established, implemented, and maintained; reports to top management on the performance of the quality management system and any need for improvement; and ensures the promotion of awareness of customer and regulatory requirements throughout the organization.   Essential duties and position responsibilities: Together with the global Quality, Regulatory and Medical Affairs (QRM) team drives a culture of quality Acts as the knowledge expert on ISO 9001, ISO 13485 Medical device, and GMP requirements Provides Quality Team support by promoting Good Manufacturing practices and supporting achievement of annual site objectives necessary to successfully produce and support Research Use Only and Emergency Use Authorized products and services Apply risk management skills and creative customer-focused solutions necessary to support the safety and effectiveness of our products and meet business objectives in a compliant and timely manner Applies in-depth business knowledge to provide strategic methods and techniques to business goals and objectives. Assures adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements Ensure all Risk Management activities are executed and maintained according to all regulatory standards. Represent Quality for new and existing product development, manufacturing transfers and quality plan initiatives. Develop and foster strong relationships with key stakeholders within the facility and within broader PerkinElmer. Work on assigned projects, including corporate projects, with limited supervision Prepare for and Host FDA, USDA (AWA), ISO and Customer audits and inspections Manage Quality Management Review Actively participate in Operations and other business review meetings In conjunction with the Regulatory Affairs department, work to facilitate domestic and international regulatory requirements and registrations. Manage the corrective and preventative action process. Collect, analyze and report data from Nonconformities, Deviations, CAPA Manage the complaint handling process to ensure timely analysis, investigation and closure of complaints as well as reporting MDRs and Adverse Events, as necessary Ensure the effectiveness of QMS training program Manage Incoming Inspection, Material Review Board, and Change Control Board processes Manage responsibilities in association with final product release Manage the internal audit schedule and process; maintain all records of internal audits and respond to findings as necessary     Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in life science, engineering, or other technical discipline 5-10 years relevant experience working in pharmaceutical/medical device quality systems management with 5+ year’s management experience Qualified lead or internal auditor   Preferred Qualifications: Strong written and verbal communication skills Positive, people-oriented, energetic attitude and able to work in a fast-paced environment Self-motivated, highly organized, and able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks Experience working in a manufacturing and/or production environment Experience implementing and executing within ISO 9001, ISO 13485, US FDA 820, complaint Quality Management Systems Expertise in risk management, root cause investigation, corrective/preventive action, and data analytics practices, tools and principles Experience developing long-term strategic goals Experience establishing operational objectives and work plans Experience establishing and assuring adherence to budgets, schedules, workplans, and performance requirements.  Strong computer skills (MS Office, Visio, Project) and experience with quality management system software e.g., SAP, Agile, QCBD, MasterControl, Trackwise Working knowledge of current industry quality practices under QSRs, ISO 9001 and international regulations required   Physical Requirements: Performs work on site in Austin, Texas Work is performed in a typical office work environment Possible exposure to mechanical, biologic and chemical hazards Must adhere to additional PPE and safety controls to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, E-Mobility Manager Temporary Full Time (1 year term) One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community.  As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.  We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you! The City of Coquitlam is seeking an innovative, creative and driven E-Mobility Manager who will be responsible for advancing of the City’s transportation electrification, including all planning, policy and program efforts in the community.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of developing strong partnerships with a variety of key internal and external stakeholders, which would include community groups, other levels of government as well as utilities related partners.  This position will be responsible for preparing budgets and business cases, fostering collaboration amongst various stakeholders, prioritizing policies related to the field of transportation electrification, and innovative strategic planning and program implementation of community electric transportation goals. The position requires excellent leadership and supervisory skills, strong written, verbal and presentation skills communication, problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as strong business and political acumen.  In addition to a Masters Degree in environment, transportation, engineering or related business field, the ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in the energy, transportation, greenhouse gas management or sustainability fields, preferably within a municipal or regional government setting.  In addition, preference will be given to candidates with a professional designation in engineering, environmental planning, project management or registered professional Planners. Good people make Coquitlam great, sign up for career alerts through our recruitment portal to stay up to date about opportunities within our team, or follow us on LinkedIn to learn more about how #YouCouldWorkHere too! The City offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Applicants under consideration will be required to undergo a police security clearance evaluation. Please apply online at www.coquitlam.ca/careers by 11:55 pm on April 16, 2021. The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Rocklin, California, Pioneer Community Energy is seeking a Power Resources Manager The Power Resources Manager is responsible for organizing, reviewing, and participating in the performance of power supply planning, load forecasting, energy procurement, and integrated resource planning, acquiring and managing energy supply portfolio, and negotiating contracts for the purchase and sale of power.  Duties include: Planning, prioritizing, and reviewing the performance of professional staff involved in the analysis of risk and value around complex transactions and portfolio positions, including power generation, load forecasts and load scheduling, hedging strategies. Working closely with the Director of Power Resources on procurement activities for renewable and conventional energy, resource adequacy and related products and services. Conducting complex market and portfolio modeling and analysis of Pioneer’s power supply position to effectively monitor exposure to adverse market changes. Coordinating and participating in Pioneer’s integrated resource planning process. Creating and implementing measures to benchmark system implementations, enhancements or modifications by providing documented system specifications, evaluating vendor proposals and recommending appropriate course of action. Maintaining liaison with regional resource planning or supply agencies; serving on Pioneer committees as required; evaluating proposals in terms of resource costs, availability and consistency with long-term financial projections and resource needs. Developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships including Power Purchase Agreements, interconnection, consultants, and permitting agencies. Conducting performance auditing and monitoring of Pioneer contracts. Tracking counterparty compliance with contract milestones. Evaluating congestion impacts of contracted physical paths and identifying financially advantageous paths for nomination to the annual, monthly, and quarterly CAISO allocations and auctions. Qualified candidates will possess knowledge of energy generation technologies including carbon neutral electric energy, conventional energy, and renewable energy such as wind, biomass, geothermal, solar, energy storage, concentrating solar and hydroelectric, California energy industry and electric power markets including CAISO, CPUC, CEC and CARB, procurement process and use of renewable energy certificates to support mandatory and voluntary compliance programs, structure and content of standard power purchase agreements for various resource types and an ability to perform complex professional analytical work in support of a variety of Pioneer’s resource planning activities.   EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be: Experience: Seven years of experience performing similar duties. Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, or a related field.   To be considered, submit an application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Shellie Anderson at Bryce Consulting. The first screening will occur April 16th.  For an application, go to http://pioneercommunityenergy.ca.gov/about-us/careers/   Shellie Anderson Bryce Consulting, Inc. 1024 Iron Point Road, Suite 100 Folsom, CA 95630 Tel: 916?974?0199 Email: sanderson@bryceconsulting.com   Pioneer’s offices are newly renovated, bright and modern with plentiful free parking. The office is conveniently located in Rocklin with quick and easy access to Interstate 80, and many shops and restaurants within walking distance, as well as, two fitness centers on the same block. Additionally, Pioneer offers: 13 paid holidays 12 days paid personal and family sick and medical leave 3 days paid for bereavement leave 40 hours of Volunteer Paid Time Off to allow employees to support the community in which they work. Vacation at 10 days for 0-2 years of service, 12 days for 3-4 years of service, 15 days for 5-9 years of service, 20 days for 10-19 years of services, 25 days for 20+ years of service •80 hours of management leave Excellent health insurance options, including medical, dental, and vision for employees and their dependents with Pioneer paying up to $1,891 per month for employee and dependent coverages Pioneer contribution of $1,000 per month for each employee to a 457(b) deferred compensation plan Full contribution to a 457(b) deferred compensation plan ($19,500) Access to professional development opportunities and team-building activities