Florian Steinke

Prof. Dr. Florian Steinke

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64283 Darmstadt

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Research Interest

Applying algorithms and tools from machine learning, optimization, and control to energy management problems such as energy system design, energy system operation, and energy automation.

Short Bio

Florian Steinke is a full professor at TU Darmstadt and heads the Energy Information Networks & Systems lab since 2017.

Prior to this, he was with Siemens Corporate Technology, Automation & Control, in Munich from 2009-2017. He lead the development of a functional architecture & algorithms for an island grid control system with up to 100% renewables, lead the development for a multimodal energy system analysis & optimization tool for studying complete countries as well as specific hybrid energy projects, and contributed to several other research projects in the energy domain, but also for hearing aids, ore grinding mills, intelligent traffic control systems, and semantic web computing. In 2009, he received a PhD for his work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen (departement now in MPI for Intelligent Systems), in Machine Learning. In 2005, he obtained a Diploma degree in Computational Physics from the Eberhardt-Karls-Universität Tübingen

From 2018 to 2022 Florian Steinke was the spokesman of the profile area "Future Energy Systems" / profile topic "Integrated Energy Systems" of the Technical University Darmstadt. He is a member of the IEEE/PES and the German engineering society VDE/ETG. He serves in the VDE/ETG working group V1 on Generation and has been member of two CIGRE's WGs on Power Systems Planning under Uncertainty and on Operating Strategies and Preparedness for System Operational Resilience. He received the DAGM Student Award for the best diploma thesis in pattern recognition in 2005 and the Siemens PG IE Innovation Award 2014 for his works on island grids.

Publications

Local energy markets for thermal-electric energy systems considering energy carrier dependency and energy storage systems

[Article]
Thanh Huynh; Franziska Schmidt; Sebastian Thiem; Martin Kautz; Florian Steinke; Stefan Niessen :
Local energy markets for thermal-electric energy systems considering energy carrier dependency and energy storage systems.
In: Smart Energy 6 , 2022

Bidding and Scheduling in Energy Markets: Which Probabilistic Forecast Do We Need?

[Conference Contribution]
Mario Beykirch; Tim Janke; Florian Steinke :
Bidding and Scheduling in Energy Markets: Which Probabilistic Forecast Do We Need?.
In: 17th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS 2022), virtual Conference, 2022

Design and optimization of performance guarantees for hybrid power plants

[Article]
Simon Ackermann; Andrei Szabo; Joachim Bamberger; Florian Steinke :
Design and optimization of performance guarantees for hybrid power plants.
In: Energy 239 (Part A), 2022

The Water Energy Nexus: Improved Emergency Grid Restoration with DERs

[Article]
Martin Pietsch; Florian Steinke :
The Water Energy Nexus: Improved Emergency Grid Restoration with DERs.
In: Electric Power Systems Research (Proc. 22nd Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC) 212 , P. 108468, 2022

Implicit Generative Copulas

[Conference Contribution]
Tim Janke; Mohamed Ghanmi; Florian Steinke :
Implicit Generative Copulas.
In: 35th International Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2021), virtual Conference, 2021

Measuring LTI System Resilience against Adversarial Disturbances based on Efficient Generalized Eigenvalue Computations

[Conference Contribution]
Johannes Börner; Florian Steinke :
Measuring LTI System Resilience against Adversarial Disturbances based on Efficient Generalized Eigenvalue Computations.
In: 60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2021), virtual Conference, 2021

Evaluation of Multiparametric Linear Programming for Economic Dispatch under Uncertainty

[Conference Contribution]
Johannes Sindt; Allan Santos; Marc E. Pfetsch; Florian Steinke :
Evaluation of Multiparametric Linear Programming for Economic Dispatch under Uncertainty.
In: 2021 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), virtual Conference, 2021

Probabilistic Forecast Combination for Anomaly Detection in Building Heat Load Time Series

[Conference Contribution]
Mario Beykirch; Tim Janke; Imed Tayeche; Florian Steinke :
Probabilistic Forecast Combination for Anomaly Detection in Building Heat Load Time Series.
In: 2021 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), virtual Conference, 2021

Model Reduction for Heat Grid State Estimation

[Conference Contribution]
Andreas Bott; Pascal Friedrich; Lea Rehlich; Florian Steinke :
Model Reduction for Heat Grid State Estimation.
In: 2021 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), virtual Conference, 2021

Operational Carbon Mitigation Potential of Flexible Multi-Energy Systems: A Case Study

[Conference Contribution]
Christopher Ripp; Julia Barbosa; Florian Steinke :
Operational Carbon Mitigation Potential of Flexible Multi-Energy Systems: A Case Study.
In: 2021 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe 2021), virtual Conference, 2021

Transformation, Zirkulation, System of Systems : Für ein dynamisches Verständnis netzgebundener Infrastrukturen

[Report]
Jens Ivo Engels; Sybille Frank; Iryna Gurevych; Martina Heßler; Michèle Knodt; Jochen Monstadt; Alfred Nordmann; Andreas Oetting; Annette Rudolph-Cleff; Uwe Rüppel; Gerrit Jasper Schenk; Florian Steinke :
Transformation, Zirkulation, System of Systems : Für ein dynamisches Verständnis netzgebundener Infrastrukturen.
In: Darmstadt, 2021

On the minimal set of controllers and sensors for linear power flow

[Article]
Edwin Mora; Florian Steinke :
On the minimal set of controllers and sensors for linear power flow.
In: Electric Power Systems Research 190 , 2021

Robust voltage regulation for active distribution networks with imperfect observability

[Conference Contribution]
Edwin Mora; Florian Steinke :
Robust voltage regulation for active distribution networks with imperfect observability.
In: 14th IEEE PowerTech Conference, virtual Conference, 2021

Towards Low-Carbon Multi-Energy Systems: The Hessian Energy Transition

[Conference Contribution]
Sizhang Feng; Leon Floeer; Felix Goerzel; Dennis Michael Joeckel; Julia Barbosa; Florian Steinke :
Towards Low-Carbon Multi-Energy Systems: The Hessian Energy Transition.
In: Power and Energy Student Summit (PESS 2021), virtual Conference, 2021

Accessible Modeling of the German Energy Transition: An Open, Compact, and Validated Model

[Article]
Julia Barbosa; Christopher Ripp; Florian Steinke :
Accessible Modeling of the German Energy Transition: An Open, Compact, and Validated Model.
In: Energies 14 (23), 2021

A Natural Language Interface for an Energy System Model

[Conference Contribution]
Jonas Hülsmann; Lennart J. Sieben; Mohsen Mesgar; Florian Steinke :
A Natural Language Interface for an Energy System Model.
In: 11th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, virtual Conference, 2021

Explaining Complex Energy Systems: A Challenge

[Conference Contribution]
Jonas Hülsmann; Florian Steinke :
Explaining Complex Energy Systems: A Challenge.
In: 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2020), Workshop: Tackling Climate Change with ML, virtual Conference, 2020

Methodenbaukasten für Flexible Wärmenetze der Zukunft

[Conference Contribution]
Andreas Bott; Alexander Matei; Florian Steinke; Stefan Ulbrich :
Methodenbaukasten für Flexible Wärmenetze der Zukunft.
In: Konferenzreader Digitalisieren, Sektoren koppeln, Flexibilisieren: Systemische Integration der Bioenergie und weiterer erneuerbarer Energien in Gebäuden & Quartieren, virtual Conference, 2020

Multi-modales Echtzeit Energiemonitoring - Multi-modales echtzeit Energiemonitoring als Basis eines digitalen Zwillings des Energiesystems des Campus Lichtwiese der Technischen Universität Darmstadt

[Conference Contribution]
Christopher Ripp; Mario Beykirch; Johannes Oltmanns; Florian Steinke :
Multi-modales Echtzeit Energiemonitoring - Multi-modales echtzeit Energiemonitoring als Basis eines digitalen Zwillings des Energiesystems des Campus Lichtwiese der Technischen Universität Darmstadt.
In: Digitalisieren - Sektoren koppeln - Flexibilisieren. Systemische Integration der Bioenergie und weiterer erneuerbarer Energien in Gebäuden & Quartieren, virtual Conference, 2020

Probabilistic multivariate electricity price forecasting using implicit generative ensemble post-processing

[Conference Contribution]
Tim Janke; Florian Steinke :
Probabilistic multivariate electricity price forecasting using implicit generative ensemble post-processing.
In: 16th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS 2020), virtual Conference, 2020

On the minimal set of controllers and sensors for linear power flow

[Conference Contribution]
Edwin Mora; Florian Steinke :
On the minimal set of controllers and sensors for linear power flow.
In: 21st Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC 2020), virtual Conference, 2020

Flexible Redundancy Generation for Virtual Network Embedding with an Application to Smart Grids

[Conference Contribution]
Allan Santos; Amr Rizk; Florian Steinke :
Flexible Redundancy Generation for Virtual Network Embedding with an Application to Smart Grids.
In: 11th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy '20), virtual Conference, 2020

Minimal Control of Constrained, Partially Controllable & Observable Linear Systems

[Article]
Edwin Mora; Florian Steinke :
Minimal Control of Constrained, Partially Controllable & Observable Linear Systems.
In: IFAC-PapersOnLine 53 (2), P. 4521-4526, 2020

Merging Microgrids for Optimal Distribution Grid Restoration under Explicit Communication Constraints

[Conference Contribution]
Martin Pietsch; Anja Klein; Florian Steinke :
Merging Microgrids for Optimal Distribution Grid Restoration under Explicit Communication Constraints.
In: 2020 Resilience Week (RWS), virtual Conference, 2020

Computing sparse affine-linear control policies for linear power flow in microgrids

[Conference Contribution]
Edwin Mora; Florian Steinke :
Computing sparse affine-linear control policies for linear power flow in microgrids.
In: Proceedings of 2020 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe), virtual Conference, 2020

Decentralized Data-Driven Tuning of Droop Frequency Controllers

[Conference Contribution]
Allan Santos; Edwin Mora; Jan Peters; Florian Steinke :
Decentralized Data-Driven Tuning of Droop Frequency Controllers.
In: 2020 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe), virtual Conference, 2020

Decentralized Data-Driven Tuning of Droop Frequency Controllers applied to a Non-Linear Grid Model

[Conference Contribution]
Allan Santos; Edwin Mora; Jan Peters; Florian Steinke :
Decentralized Data-Driven Tuning of Droop Frequency Controllers applied to a Non-Linear Grid Model.
In: PESS 2020 : IEEE Power and Energy Student Summit : conference proceedings, virtual Conference, 2020

Towards a Common Ontology for Investigating Resilience of Interdependent Urban Systems

[Conference Contribution]
Michaela Lestakova; Kevin Logan; Imke Lorenz; Martin Pietsch; John Friesen; Florian Steinke; Peter F. Pelz :
Towards a Common Ontology for Investigating Resilience of Interdependent Urban Systems.
In: Proceedings of the Joint International Resilience Conference, JIRC2020, 23.11.2020-27.11.2020, Online Event, Twente, 2020

Bayesian Inference with MILP Dispatch Models for the Probabilistic Prediction of Power Plant Dispatch

[Conference Contribution]
Mario Beykirch; Tim Janke; Florian Steinke :
Bayesian Inference with MILP Dispatch Models for the Probabilistic Prediction of Power Plant Dispatch.
In: 16th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2019

Comparison of Two Day-Ahead Offering Strategies for a Flexible CHP Plant in Germany

[Conference Contribution]
Simon Ackermann; Andrei Szabo; Simon Paulus; Florian Steinke :
Comparison of Two Day-Ahead Offering Strategies for a Flexible CHP Plant in Germany.
In: 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe), Bucharest, Romania, 2019

Nonlinear consensus for improved resilience of distributed secondary frequency control

[Conference Contribution]
Johannes Börner; Simon Scheurich; Florian Steinke :
Nonlinear consensus for improved resilience of distributed secondary frequency control.
In: 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe), Bucharest, Romania, 2019

Sensitivity analysis of linear programming economic dispatch models

[Conference Contribution]
Christopher Ripp; Florian Steinke :
Sensitivity analysis of linear programming economic dispatch models.
In: ETG-Kongress 2019 - Das Gesamtsystem im Fokus der Energiewende, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany, 2019

Is Resilience the Real Driver for Decentral Intelligence in Energy?

[Conference Contribution]
Florian Steinke :
Is Resilience the Real Driver for Decentral Intelligence in Energy?.
In: International Conference on Urban Infrastructures: Criticality, Vulnerability and Protection, Darmstadt, 2019

Balancing power potential of pools of small-scale units

[Conference Contribution]
Jonas Hülsmann; Christopher Ripp; Florian Steinke :
Balancing power potential of pools of small-scale units.
In: 16th International Conference on the European Energy Market, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2019

Efficient Sensitivity Analysis for MPC Controlled Multimodal Energy Systems

[Conference Contribution]
Florian Steinke; Christopher Ripp :
Efficient Sensitivity Analysis for MPC Controlled Multimodal Energy Systems.
In: GMA-Fachausschuss 1.50 "Grundlagen vernetzter Systeme", 2019

Harvesting the Flexibility of Distributed Multi-Modal Energy Management Systems through an Iterative Local  Energy Market

[Conference Contribution]
Sebastian Schreck; S. Thiem; A. Amthor; L. Wagner; J. Schäfer; S. Nießen; Florian Steinke :
Harvesting the Flexibility of Distributed Multi-Modal Energy Management Systems through an Iterative Local Energy Market.
In: International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES 2019), 2019

Maschinelles Lernen für den Betrieb und die Planung von Energiesystemen

[Conference Contribution]
Florian Steinke :
Maschinelles Lernen für den Betrieb und die Planung von Energiesystemen.
In: House of Energy Kongress: Energie im Wandel erfahren, Frankfurt, 2019

On the Resilience of Secondary Frequency Control

[Conference Contribution]
Johannes Börner; Florian Steinke :
On the Resilience of Secondary Frequency Control.
In: ETG-Kongress 2019 - Das Gesamtsystem im Fokus der Energiewende, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany, 2019

Evaluation of Day-Ahead Electricity Price Predictions with Multi-Stage Stochastic Programs

[Conference Contribution]
Mario Beykirch; Tim Janke; Florian Steinke :
Evaluation of Day-Ahead Electricity Price Predictions with Multi-Stage Stochastic Programs.
In: 8th International Ruhr Energy Conference (INREC 2019), Essen, Germany, 2019

Forecasting the Price Distribution of Continuous Intraday Electricity Trading

[Article]
Tim Janke; Florian Steinke :
Forecasting the Price Distribution of Continuous Intraday Electricity Trading.
In: Energies 12 (22), P. 4262, 2019

Incentivizing the adoption of local flexibility options: A quantitative case study

[Conference Contribution]
Tim Janke; Bastian Brindley; Tobias Rodemann; Florian Steinke :
Incentivizing the adoption of local flexibility options: A quantitative case study.
In: 15th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM'18), Lodz, Poland, 2018

Learning Dispatch Parameters of Thermal Power Plants from Observations

[Conference Contribution]
Mario Beykirch; Tim Janke; Florian Steinke :
Learning Dispatch Parameters of Thermal Power Plants from Observations.
In: 8th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2018

A Computationally Efficient Method for Risk
Averse Scheduling of Hybrid Power Plants

[Conference Contribution]
Simon Ackermann; Andrei Szabo; Florian Steinke :
A Computationally Efficient Method for RiskAverse Scheduling of Hybrid Power Plants.
In: 8th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2018

A First Shot at Time-Dependent CO2 Intensities in Multi-Modal Energy Systems

[Conference Contribution]
Christopher Ripp; Florian Steinke :
A First Shot at Time-Dependent CO2 Intensities in Multi-Modal Energy Systems.
In: 2018 15th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), Lodz, Poland, 2018

Modeling Time-dependent CO_2 Intensities in Multi-modal Energy Systems with Storage

[Article]
Christopher Ripp; Florian Steinke :
Modeling Time-dependent CO_2 Intensities in Multi-modal Energy Systems with Storage.
In: ArXiv e-prints , 2018

CO2 reduzieren mit Power-to-Heat: Woher weiß ich wann?

[Conference Contribution]
Florian Steinke; Christopher Ripp :
CO2 reduzieren mit Power-to-Heat: Woher weiß ich wann?.
In: 4. Dialogplattform Power-to-Heat (VDE), Berlin, Deutschland, 2018

A Novel Algorithm for the Fast and Accurate
Quantile Computation in Probabilistic Power Flow

[Conference Contribution]
S. Ackermann; M. Buhl; M. Lindner; F. Steinke :
A Novel Algorithm for the Fast and AccurateQuantile Computation in Probabilistic Power Flow.
In: PESGM'18- IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Portland, USA, 2018

Distributed Secondary Frequency Control via Price Consensus

[Conference Contribution]
Johannes Börner; Florian Steinke :
Distributed Secondary Frequency Control via Price Consensus.
In: 8th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2018

­­­A full list of past publications of Florian Steinke can be found here. A selection of older key contributions is:


Energy System Design


  • Steinke, F., P. Wolfrum and C. Hoffmann: Grid vs. storage in a 100% renewable Europe, Renewable Energy 50, 826-832, (2013) DOI  
  • Schaber, K., F. Steinke and T. Hamacher: Grid Extensions for the Integration of Variable Renewable Energies in Europe: Who Benefits Where?, Energy Policy 43, 123-135, (2012) DOI     
  • Knorr, K.; Zimmermann, B.; Kirchner, D.; Speckmann, M.; Spieckermann, R.; Widdel, M.; Wunderlich, M.; Mackensen, R.; Rohrig, K.; Steinke, F.; Wolfrum, P.; Leveringhaus, T.; Lager, T.; Hofmann, L.; Filzek, D.; Göbel, T.; Kusserow, B.; Nicklaus, L.; Ritter, P. (2014): Kombikraftwerk 2 / RegenerativKraftwerk 2050: Wege zu einer 100%-Versorgung mit erneuerbaren Energien - Abschlussbericht, Pilotprojekt unter Förderung des Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit, (08 2014) Link

Energy Systems Operation


  • Kellerer, E., Steinke, F.: Scalable Economic Dispatch for Smart Distribution Networks, IEEE Transaction on Power Systems 30(4), 1739-1746, (2015) DOI     
  • U. Münz, M. Metzger, A. Szabo, F. Steinke, P. Wolfrum, R. Sollacher, D. Obradovic, M. Buhl, T. Lehmann, M. Duckheim, and S. Langemeyer: Overview of Control Technologies for Future Power Systems – An industry perspective, at - Automatisierungstechnik, 869–882, (2015) DOI     
  • Auer, S., F. Steinke, Chunsen, X., Sollacher, R. and Szabo, A.: Can Distribution Grids Significantly Contribute to Transmission Grids' Voltage Management?, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Europe (ISGT Europe 2016), Ljubljana, Slovenia (2016) DOI

Machine Learning


  • Steinke, F., M. Hein and B. Schölkopf: Non-parametric Regression between General Riemannian Manifolds, SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences (SIIMS) 3(3), 527-563, (09 2010) PDF
  • Steinke, F. and B. Schölkopf: Kernels, Regularization and Differential Equations. Pattern Recognition 41(11), 3271-3286 (11 2008) PDF     
  • Steinke, F., M. Seeger and K. Tsuda: Experimental design for efficient identification of gene regulatory networks using sparse Bayesian models. BMC Systems Biology 1(51), 1-15 (11 2007) PDF