Linearizing Bilinear Products of Shadow Prices and Dispatch Variables in Bilevel Problems for Optimal Power System Planning

This work presents a general method for linearizing bilinear terms in the upper level of bilevel optimization problems when the bilinear terms are products of the primal and dual variables of the lower level. Bilinear terms of this form often appear in energy market optimization models where the dual variable represents the market price of … Read more

Construction of IMEX DIMSIMs of high order and stage order

For many systems of differential equations modeling problems in science and engineering, there are often natural splittings of the right hand side into two parts, one of which is non-stff or mildly stff, and the other part is stff. Such systems can be effciently treated by a class of implicit-explicit (IMEX) diagonally implicit multistage integration … Read more

Optimizing the Spectral Radius

We suggest an approach for finding the maximal and the minimal spectral radius of linear operators from a given compact family of operators, which share a common invariant cone (e.g. for a family of nonnegative matrices). In case of families with so-called product structure, this leads to efficient algorithms for optimizing the spectral radius and … Read more

Security-constrained transmission planning: A mixed-integer disjunctive approach

We extend a static mixed intger diajunctive (MID) transmission expansion planning model so as to deal with circuit contingency criterion. The model simultaneously represents the network constraints for base case and each selected circuit contingency. The MID approach aloows a commercial optimization solver to achieve and prove solution aptimiality. The proposed approach is applied to … Read more

New Versions of Interior Point Methods Applied to the Optimal Power Flow Problem

Interior Point methods for Nonlinear Programming have been extensively used to solve the Optimal Power Flow problem. These optimization algorithms require the solution of a set of nonlinear equations to obtain the optimal solution of the power network equations. During the iterative process to solve these equations, the search for the optimum is based on … Read more