## Optimization of Real Asset Portfolio using a Coherent Risk Measure: Application to Oil and Energy Industries

In many industries, investment is part of the most important planning decisions. In past decades, mathematical programming models have been widely used in capacity planning and facility location to support investment decisions. Such initial techniques evolved to the use of enterprise portfolio management, very common in the energy industry. Increasing concern on risk made of … Read more

## Incremental-like Bundle Methods with Application to Energy Planning

An important field of application of non-smooth optimization refers to decomposition of large-scale or complex problems by Lagrangian duality. In this setting, the dual problem consists in maximizing a concave non-smooth function that is defined as the sum of sub-functions. The evaluation of each sub-function requires solving a specific optimization sub-problem, with specific computational complexity. … Read more

## Consideration of Gas Supply Contracts with Take-or-pay Clauses in the Brazilian Long-term Energy Planning

In Brazil’s long-term energy planning, the dispatch of thermal plants usually varies along a year. Such variation is essentially due to the predominance of the hydraulic mix in the system electric energy supply. For this reason, without preventive measures, a highly irregular cash flow occurs for natural gas (NG) providers, who supply gas for electric … Read more

## Convex Relaxations of Non-Convex Mixed Integer Quadratically Constrained Programs: Projected Formulations

A common way to produce a convex relaxation of a Mixed Integer Quadratically Constrained Program (MIQCP) is to lift the problem into a higher dimensional space by introducing variables $Y_{ij}$ to represent each of the products $x_i x_j$ of variables appearing in a quadratic form. One advantage of such extended relaxations is that they can … Read more

## A Linear Storage-Retrieval Policy for Robust Warehouse Management

Assigning products to and retrieving them from proper storage locations in a unit-load warehouse are crucial in minimizing its operating cost. The problem becomes intractable when the warehouse faces uncertain demand in a dynamic setting. We assume a factor-based demand model in which demand for each product in each period is affinely dependent on some … Read more