Two methods of pruning Benders’ cuts and their application to the management of a gas portfolio

In this article, we describe a gas portfolio management problem, which is solved with the SDDP (Stochastic Dual Dynamic Programming) algorithm. We present some improvements of this algorithm and focus on methods of pruning Benders’ cuts, that is to say, methods of picking out the most relevant cuts among those which have been computed. Our … Read more

Real-Time Optimization Strategies for Building Systems

We propose real-time optimization strategies for energy management in building systems. We have found that exploiting building-wide multivariable interactions between CO2 and humidity, pressure, occupancy, and temperature leads to significant reductions of energy intensity compared with traditional strategies. Our analysis indicates that it is possible to obtain energy savings of more than 50% compared with … Read more