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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

Hayri Önal

President

Miguel F. Anjos

President-elect

Sandra Ekşioğlu

Secretary-Treasurer

Diwas Paudel

Communications & Outreach


Antonio Conejo

Past-President

Sauleh Siddiqui

Past Secretary-Treasurer

Daniel Huppmann

Vignesh Subramanian

Kevin Melendez

Past Communications & Outreach


Read here for more info and contact details...

JOBS OF INTEREST TO ENRE

  • Lafayette, California, The City of Lafayette (pop. 24,000) is recruiting for the position of Traffic Engineer.  Lafayette prides itself on its vibrant downtown, beautiful tree-studded hillsides and great schools.  This position will be part of the team that ensures that Lafayette retains its semi-rural character and “small town” downtown feel. The Traffic Engineer performs advance level technical analysis of traffic safety and parking issues in order to to mitigate traffic and parking impacts associated with development projects and traffic congestion throughout the city.  Some current projects include: Providing technical direction to enhance the safety in the public right-of-way for all users including motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Maintaining and supporting transportation programs such as: Walkway & Bikeway Master Plans, Neighborhood Traffic Calming, School Area Traffic Safety. Processing Transportation Action Requests and managing resident expectations.  The Traffic Engineer reports directly to the Engineering & Public Works Director and performs the following major duties: Staffs the Traffic & Circulation Commission, facilitates public meetings and will occasionally make presentations before the City Council. . Works with vendors and contractors to update traffic signal technology and performs and signs off on speed surveys. Researches and identifies grant funding sources, writes proposals and applications, assists in programming and administering grant awards. Responds to public requests for service by evaluating site conditions and prescribing appropriate solution options. Serves as interdepartmental liaison and staff advisor on all transportation and traffic-related subjects. Represents the City to regional transportation organizations such as the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and advocates Lafayette’s interests in regional issues. The position will be open until November 20, 2020 .   To be considered, you must submit a City of Lafayette Employment Application, plus relevant materials that amplify your qualifications.  Please apply online at www.lovelafayette.org/jobs.  Email TRobinson@lovelafayette.org for questions. Resumes will be screened and candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to interviews in December with an anticipated start date in January 2021. The City is seeking a high energy professional who is tactful, self-motivated, creative, and detail-oriented. Exceptional analytical and communication skills and the ability to write well and persuasively are required. An understanding of the regional political infrastructure and how it affects policy development and implementation is preferred.  The candidate should have a four-year degree with an emphasis on traffic engineering or civil engineering.  At least 3 years of professional engineering experience is required. Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Traffic Engineer is highly desirable.   Registration as a Licensed Civil Engineer with the requirement that a Traffic Engineering License shall be obtained within one year of employment start date is also acceptable. Lafayette offers a full range of benefits which can be seen on our website at www.lovelafayette.org. Note: Lafayette does not participate in PERS.
  • Lafayette, California, The City of Lafayette (pop. 24,000) is recruiting for the position of Traffic Engineer.  Lafayette prides itself on its vibrant downtown, beautiful tree-studded hillsides and great schools.  This position will be part of the team that ensures that Lafayette retains its semi-rural character and “small town” downtown feel.  The Traffic Engineer performs advance level technical analysis of traffic safety and parking issues in order to mitigate traffic and parking impacts associated with development projects and traffic congestion throughout the city.  Some current projects include: Providing technical direction to enhance the safety in the public right-of-way for all users including motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Maintaining and supporting transportation programs such as: Walkway & Bikeway Master Plans, Neighborhood Traffic Calming, School Area Traffic Safety. Processing Transportation Action Requests and managing resident expectations The Traffic Engineer reports directly to the Engineering & Public Works Director and performs the following major duties: Staffs the Traffic & Circulation Commission, facilitates public meetings and will occasionally make presentations before the City Council. Works with vendors and contractors to update traffic signal technology and performs and signs off on speed surveys. Researches and identifies grant funding sources, writes proposals and applications, assists in programming and administering grant awards. Responds to public requests for service by evaluating site conditions and prescribing appropriate solution options. Serves as interdepartmental liaison and staff advisor on all transportation and traffic-related subjects. Represents the City to regional transportation organizations such as the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and advocates Lafayette’s interests in regional issues The position will be open until November 20, 2020.    To be considered, you must submit a City of Lafayette Employment Application, plus relevant materials that amplify your qualifications.  Please apply online at www.lovelafayette.org/jobs . Resumes will be screened and candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to interviews in December with an anticipated start date in January 2021. The City is seeking a high energy professional who is tactful, self-motivated, creative, and detail-oriented. Exceptional analytical and communication skills and the ability to write well and persuasively are required. An understanding of the regional political infrastructure and how it affects policy development and implementation is preferred.  The candidate should have a four-year degree with an emphasis on traffic engineering or civil engineering.  At least 3 years of professional engineering experience is required. Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Traffic Engineer is highly desirable.  Registration as a Licensed Civil Engineer with the requirement that a Traffic Engineering License shall be obtained within one year of employment start date is also acceptable. Lafayette offers an attractive benefits package. Details are available on the City's website at www.lovelafayette.org. Note that the City does not participate in PERS.
  • Sunnyvale, California, SVCE will be hiring two candidates. Once placement will be at either Power Analyst, Associate Power Analyst or Senior Power Analyst level, depending on the candidate’s qualifications. The second appointment will be at the Principal Power Analyst level.   Power Analyst/Associate Power Analyst/Senior Power Analyst will provide analytical support towards efforts related to the origination of all resources to meet load obligations including: carbon-free energy, renewable portfolio standard resource, resource adequacy products, storage resources and energy hedge products.  The Power Analyst may also support integrated resource planning, rate development, custom product offerings for large customers, load analytics and forecasting, scheduling coordination, supplier contract management, settlements and compliance.   The Principal Power Analyst, working with other departments, will be the lead analyst responsible for integrating a robust data platform and developing an analytical infrastructure in support long-term integrated resource planning, origination and acquisition of resources, risk management and asset and portfolio optimization.  The Principal Power Analyst will direct the work of other analysts, vendors and consultants and will be expected to work independently on a number of complex strategic, administrative and analytical projects throughout the organization.  The ideal Power Analyst  candidate will possess experience with energy data analytics, power project valuations, decision analysis and standard energy modeling and simulation software packages and an understanding of wholesale energy market and trading concepts .  At the Principal level, candidates should also have working knowledge of portfolio optimization and production cost modeling software (e.g., Plexos, PowerSimm, SERVM, cQuant etc); integrated resource planning in the context of meeting California GHG reductions goals; and experience with storage resources, power trading and risk management and a thorough understanding of California’s energy market and regulatory requirements. Education: All levels require a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, environmental science, or a related, quantitative field. A Master’s Degree in the aforementioned fields can substitute for up to one year of the required experience. A Doctoral Degree in the aforementioned fields can substitute for up to three years of the required experience. Experience: For the Power Analyst level, a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience as an analyst at an electric utility, regulatory agency, energy supplier or developer, cleantech company, or similar organization and a minimum of 8 years for the Principal Power Analyst level.   COMPENSATION Power Analyst/Associate/Senior: Annual salary ranging from $96,641 - $144,489 with placement dependent on qualifications. Principal Power Analyst: Annual salary ranging from $120,952 - $190,067 with placement dependent on qualifications.   Submit a cover letter, resume, three references and a completed SVCE application to hr@svcleanenergy.org by the end of the day on Monday November 16, 2020. For more information regarding the recruitment and a the SVCE application, go to: http://www.svcleanenergy.org/jobs ?Individual, family and domestic partner health insurance ?Monthly Fitness benefit (ex: stipend for gym or exercise classes) ?Retirement and Employer Matching Contributions ?Health Reimbursement Account stipend ?Flexible Spending Account stipend (ex: transit, health, dependent care) ?Paid Vacation
  • Vancouver, Washington, MacKay Sposito is seeking a well-rounded and experienced Civil Engineer to join our Transportation and Public Works team.  This position will be placed at an Engineer III or above depending on experience and qualifications . Preferred project experience in public works and Transportation. Keys to Success: Ability to understand and resolve engineering problems and apply approved engineering methods and standards Review and interpret plans, site layouts, specifications or construction methods to ensure compliance to code and design requirements and safety regulations. Meet deadlines, communicate and work effectively in a team environment, and execute complex engineering activities reliably. Prepares engineering designs and specifications on assigned portions of a project accurately and in a timely manner. Prepare construction cost estimates including calculating quantities and determining unit costs. Prepare written technical reports, such as, Stormwater Drainage reports, basis of design summary reports, technical memorandums, feasibility study summaries, design exception summaries. Review prepared plans and provide clear and concise markups and direction to CAD drafters. . Provide analytical assessment of complex engineering data such as, design agreements, design calculations, preliminary specifications, and other technical data. Ability to build and maintain professional co-worker, client, and community relationships. What You’ll Gain From Working Here: Employees of MacKay Sposito are united by our drive for excellence, our passion for innovation, and the responsibility we take for our clients’ success. We also like to sprinkle in a bit of fun. This combination makes MacKay Sposito an enjoyable and rewarding place to work. Our Values: At MacKay Sposito, we’re serious about our work, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We have a unique and diverse mix of employees who enjoy each other’s company. In addition to having first-rate technical skills, we search out people who are friendly, honest and dedicated to their work. We believe firmly in the principle of constructive candor – always telling the client everything they need to know to make fully informed decisions. By creating a positive, committed and supportive environment, we’re able to challenge our people to be the best that they can be, and to celebrate every success. About MacKay Sposito: Providing consultation services to energy, public works and land development clients, MacKay Sposito’s expertise spans civil engineering, construction management and inspection, land survey, planning and project management, environmental, and landscape architecture for both public and private sectors.   Whether connecting public and private sectors, helping our clients put together a complex mixed-use masterplan development, getting power to a remote rural outpost, or improving a city’s facilities, MacKay Sposito is all about building lasting relationships and strong communities. At our core, we’re committed to honesty, dedication and relationships. These pillars make up the foundation of how we treat our people, and ultimately our clients.  >>> Learn more about working at MacKay Sposito. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment requires passing pre-employment background check and drug screening. As a federal Contractor we also utilize E-Verify. Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Preferred 5+ years of experience in Civil Engineering; A rounded mix of public works and land development experience is a plus. EIT Certification required, PE Certification highly preferred. Strong aptitude and demonstrated hands-on experience with computer applications in Civil Engineering in applications such as AutoCAD Civil 3D | Microstation. Excellent computer, writing, communication and customer service skills. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be able to walk, lift, carry, stoop, bend, twist and work in the outdoors on uneven surfaces routinely (no more than 20 pounds).
  • Vancouver, Washington, MacKay Sposito is seeking a full time Civil Engineer to join our Land Development team.  Preferred project experience in land development and public road design, including street, water and sewer system design, road plan and profiles, as well as, storm drainage design. Keys to Success: Ability to understand and resolve engineering problems and adapt approved engineering methods and standards Reviews and interpret plans, site layouts, specifications or construction methods to ensure compliance to legal requirements and safety regulations. Meets deadlines, communicate and work closely in a team environment, and execute complex engineering activities reliably. Prepares engineering designs and specifications on assigned portions of a project accurately and in a timely manner. Prepare cost estimates with quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or time and cost of labor to determine project feasibility or bond quantity amounts. Provide analytical assessment of complex engineering data such as, design agreements, design calculations, preliminary specifications, and other technical data. Ability to build and maintain professional co-worker, client, and community relationships. What You’ll Gain From Working Here: Employees of MacKay Sposito are united by our drive for excellence, our passion for innovation, and the responsibility we take for our clients’ success. We also like to sprinkle in a bit of fun. This combination makes MacKay Sposito an enjoyable and rewarding place to work. Our Values: At MacKay Sposito, we’re serious about our work, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We have a unique and diverse mix of employees who enjoy each other’s company. In addition to having first-rate technical skills, we search out people who are friendly, honest and dedicated to their work. We believe firmly in the principle of constructive candor – always telling the client everything they need to know to make fully informed decisions. By creating a positive, committed and supportive environment, we’re able to challenge our people to be the best that they can be, and to celebrate every success. About MacKay Sposito: Providing consultation services to energy, public works and land development clients, MacKay Sposito’s expertise spans civil engineering, construction management and inspection, land survey, planning and project management, and landscape architecture for both public and private sector.               Whether connecting public and private sectors, helping our clients put together a complex mixed-use masterplan development, getting power to a remote rural outpost, or improving a city’s facilities, MacKay Sposito is all about building lasting relationships and strong communities. At our core, we’re committed to honesty, dedication and relationships. These pillars make up the foundation of how we treat our people, and ultimately our clients.  We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment requires passing pre-employment background check and drug screening. As a federal Contractor we also utilize E-Verify. Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor of Science degree with major coursework in civil engineering, public works, or a related engineering discipline, or equivalent in work experience Preferred 2+ years of experience in Civil Engineering or related; land development experience is required. EIT certification preferred Aptitude and demonstrated hands-on experience with computer applications in Civil Engineering in AutoCAD Civil 3D Excellent computer, writing, communication and customer service skills Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel Must be able to walk, lift, carry, stoop, bend, twist and work in the outdoors on uneven surfaces routinely (no more than 20 pounds).