Optimization Techniques for the Brazilian Natural Gas Network Planning Problem

This work reports on modeling and numerical experience in solving the long-term design and operation planning problem of the Brazilian natural gas network. A stochastic approach to address uncertainties related to the gas demand is considered. Representing uncertainties by finitely many scenarios increases the size of the resulting optimization problem, and therefore the difficulty to … 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