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An Integer Programming Model for an Energy Supply Game

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  • Beliën, Jeroen

    ()
    (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB))

  • Colpaert, Jan

    ()
    (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB))

  • De Boeck, Liesje

    ()
    (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB))

  • Eyckmans, Johan

    ()
    (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB))

  • Leirens, Wouter

Abstract

This paper presents an Integer Programming (IP) model for solving an online energy supply game. Instead of a traditional approach in which students are given a problem statement and asked to develop an IP model, both the problem and data are hidden in the game. Next to developing IP modeling skills, students also become familiar with the properties of several energy supply systems. A classroom experiment proves that the game component, together with the use of a current topic such as energy supply, motivates students more to build IP models when compared to classical approaches.

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Paper provided by Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Faculteit Economie en Management in its series Working Papers with number 2012/04.

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Length: 22 page
Date of creation: Jan 2012
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Handle: RePEc:hub:wpecon:201204

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Keywords: game; energy supply; spreadsheet modeling; integer programming;

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