On the Fairness of Aggregator’s Incentives in Residential Demand Response

The main motivation of this work is to provide an optimization-based tool for an aggregator involved in residential demand response (DR) programs. The proposed tool comply with the following requirements, which are widely accepted by the residential DR literature: (i) the aggregated consumption should be optimized under a particular utility’s target, such as the minimization … Read more

The vehicle allocation problem: alternative formulation and branch-and-price method

The Vehicle Allocation Problem (VAP) consists of repositioning empty vehicles across a set of terminals over a given planning horizon so as to maximize the profits generated from serving demand for transportation of goods between pair of terminals. This problem has been classically modeled using an extended space-time network which captures the staging of the … Read more

JuDGE.jl: a Julia package for optimizing capacity expansion

We present JuDGE.jl, an open-source Julia package for solving multistage stochastic capacity expansion problems using Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition. Models for JuDGE.jl are built using JuMP, the algebraic modelling language in Julia, and solved by repeatedly applying mixed-integer programming. We illustrate JuDGE.jl by formulating and solving a toy knapsack problem, and demonstrate the performance of JuDGE.jl on … Read more

Optimal Residential Users Coordination Via Demand Response: An Exact Distributed Framework

This paper proposes a two-phase optimization framework for users that are involved in demand response programs. In a first phase, responsive users optimize their own household consumption, characterizing not only their appliances and equipment but also their comfort preferences. Subsequently, the aggregator exploits in a second phase this preliminary noncoordinated solution by implementing a coordination … Read more

A branch-and-price method for the vehicle allocation problem

The Vehicle Allocation Problem (VAP) consists of allocating a fleet of vehicles to attend to the expected demand for freight transportation between terminals along a finite multiperiod planning horizon. The objective is to maximize the profits generated for the completed services. The previous deterministic and stochastic approaches used heuristic procedures and approximations for solving large-scale … Read more

Optimal Residential Users Coordination Via Demand Response: An Exact Distributed Framework

This paper proposes a two-phase optimization framework for users that are involved in demand response (DR) programs. In a first phase, responsive users optimize their own household consumption, characterizing not only their appliances and equipments but also their comfort preferences. Subsequently, the aggregator exploits in a second phase this preliminary non-coordinated solution by implementing a … Read more

Optimal Residential Coordination Via Demand Response: A Distributed Framework

This paper proposes an optimization framework for retailers that are involved in demand response (DR) programs. In a first phase responsive users optimize their own household consumption, characterizing not only their appliances and equipment but also their comfort preferences. Then, the retailer exploits in a second phase this preliminary non-coordinated solution to implement a strategy … Read more

Optimal Aggregated Peak Shaving Via Residential Demand Response: A Framework for Retailers

This paper proposes an optimization framework for retailers that are involved in demand response (DR) programs. In a first phase responsive users optimize their own household consumption, characterizing not only their smart home components but also their comfort preferences. Then, the retailer exploits in a second phase this preliminary non-coordinated solution to implement a peak … Read more

A decentralized framework for the optimal coordination of distributed energy resources

Demand-response aggregators are faced with the challenge of how to best manage numerous and heterogeneous Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). This paper proposes a decentralized methodology for optimal coordination of DERs. The proposed approach is based on Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition and column generation, thus allowing to integrate any type of resource whose operation can be formulated within … Read more

Dantzig Wolfe decomposition and objective function convexification for binary quadratic problems: the cardinality constrained quadratic knapsack case

The purpose of this paper is to provide strong reformulations for binary quadratic problems. We propose a first methodological analysis on a family of reformulations combining Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition and Quadratic Convex Reformulation principles. As a representative case study, we apply them to a cardinality constrained quadratic knapsack problem, providing extensive experimental insights. We show that … Read more