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SDDP for some interstage dependent risk-averse problems and application to hydro-thermal planning


  • Vincent Guigues



We consider interstage dependent stochastic linear programs where both the random right-hand side and the model of the underlying stochastic process have a special structure. Namely, for equality constraints (resp. inequality constraints) the right-hand side is an affine function (resp. a given function b t ) of the process value for the current time step t. As for m-th component of the process at time step t, it depends on previous values of the process through a function h tm . For this type of problem, to obtain an approximate policy under some assumptions for functions b t and h tm , we detail a stochastic dual dynamic programming algorithm. Our analysis includes some enhancements of this algorithm such as the definition of a state vector of minimal size, the computation of feasibility cuts without the assumption of relatively complete recourse, as well as efficient formulas for sharing optimality and feasibility cuts between nodes of the same stage. The algorithm is given for both a non-risk-averse and a risk-averse model. We finally provide preliminary results comparing the performances of the recourse functions corresponding to these two models for a real-life application. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

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  • Vincent Guigues, 2014. "SDDP for some interstage dependent risk-averse problems and application to hydro-thermal planning," Computational Optimization and Applications, Springer, vol. 57(1), pages 167-203, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:coopap:v:57:y:2014:i:1:p:167-203
    DOI: 10.1007/s10589-013-9584-1

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    1. Weini Zhang & Hamed Rahimian & Güzin Bayraksan, 2016. "Decomposition Algorithms for Risk-Averse Multistage Stochastic Programs with Application to Water Allocation under Uncertainty," INFORMS Journal on Computing, INFORMS, vol. 28(3), pages 385-404, August.
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    3. Guigues, Vincent, 2017. "Dual Dynamic Programing with cut selection: Convergence proof and numerical experiments," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 258(1), pages 47-57.
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