This paper presents a heuristic method based on column generation for the EDF (Electricité De France) longterm electricity production planning problem proposed as subject of the ROADEF/EURO 2010 Challenge. This is to our knowledge the first-ranked method among those methods based on mathematical programming, and was ranked fourth overall.
ROZENKNOP, A., WOFLER, C., ALFANDARI, L., CHEMLA, D. et LETOCART, L. (2013). Solving Electricity Production Planning By Column Generation. Journal of Scheduling, 16(6), pp. 585-604.