Next Generation Multi-Scale Modeling & Optimization Framework to Support the US Power Industry

The National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL’s) Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES) was formed in 2016 to develop new advanced Process Systems Engineering (PSE) capabilities to improve the efficiency and reliability of the existing fleet of coal-fired power plants while accelerating the development of a broad range of advanced fossil energy systems.

The IDAES PSE framework addresses the capability gap between state-of-the-art simulation packages and general algebraic modeling languages (AMLs) by integrating an extensible, equation-oriented process model library within the open-source, DOE-funded, Pyomo AML, which addresses challenges in formulating, manipulating, and solving large, complex, structured optimization problems.

IDAES is a Collaborative Partnership: