Publications

Here is a link to my Google Scholar profile.

You can also see all of my publications in the following Google Drive folder.

Journal papers
  1. An Adaptive Robust Optimization Model for Power Systems Planning with Operational Uncertainty
    F. Verástegui, Á. Lorca, D. Olivares, M. Negrete, and P. Gazmuri. IEEE Transactions on Power System
    s, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 4606-4616, 2019. [Website[pdf]

  2. Review and assessment of energy policy developments in Chile
    Y. Simsek, Á. Lorca, T. Urmee, P.A. Bahri, and R. Escobar. Energy Policy, vol. 127, pp. 87-101, 2019. [Website[pdf]

  3. The impact of concentrated solar power in electric power systems: A Chilean case study
    R. Mena, R. Escobar, Á. Lorca, M. Negrete-Pincetic, and D. Olivares. Applied Energy, vol. 235, pp. 258-283, 2019. [Website[pdf]

  4. A Comprehensive Review on Expansion Planning: Models and Tools for Energy Policy Analysis
    L. Gacitua, P. Gallegos, R. Henriquez, Á. Lorca, M. Negrete-Pincetic, D.E. Olivares, A. Valenzuela, and G. Wenzel. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
    , vol. 98, pp. 346-360, 2018. [Website[pdf]

  5. Expansion Planning Under Uncertainty for Hydrothermal Systems With Variable Resources
    B. Maluenda, M. Negrete-Pincetic, D.E. Olivares, and Á. Lorca. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
    , vol. 103, pp. 644-651, 2018. [Website[pdf]

  6. An Efficient Forecasting-Optimization Scheme for the Intra-Day Unit Commitment Process Under Significant Wind and Solar Power
    S. Córdova, H. Rudnick, Á. Lorca, and V. Martinez. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 1899-1909, 2018
    . [Website[pdf]

  7. The Adaptive Robust Multi-Period Alternating Current Optimal Power Flow Problem
    Á. Lorca and X.A. Sun. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 1993-2003, 2018. 
    [Website
    [pdf]
    • Finalist in the Student Paper Competition of the INFORMS Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment. 2016.

  8. Robust Unit Commitment with Dispatchable Wind Power
    G. Morales-España, Á. Lorca, and M. de Weerdt. Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 155, pp. 58-66, 2018. 
    [Website[pdf]

  9. An Optimization-Based Decision-Support Tool for Post-Disaster Debris Operations
    Á. Lorca, M. Celik, O. Ergun, and P. Keskinocak. Production and Operations Management, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 1076-1091, 2017. [Website[pdf]

  10. Multistage Robust Unit Commitment with Dynamic Uncertainty Sets and Energy Storage
    Á. Lorca and X.A. Sun. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 1678-1688, 2017. [Website[pdf]

  11. Multistage Adaptive Robust Optimization for the Unit Commitment Problem
    Á. Lorca, X.A. Sun, E. Litvinov, and T. Zheng. Operations Research, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 32-51, 2016. [Website
    [pdf]
    • Winner of the Best Publication in Energy Award of the INFORMS Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment. 2017.
    • Third place in the INFORMS JFIG Paper Competition. 2014.

  12. Adaptive Robust Optimization with Dynamic Uncertainty Sets for Multi-Period Economic Dispatch under Significant Wind
    Á. Lorca and X.A. Sun. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 1702-1713, 2015. [Website] [pdf]

  13. Power Portfolio Optimization Considering Locational Electricity Prices and Risk Management
    Á. Lorca and J. Prina. Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 109, pp. 80-89, 2014. [Website
    [pdf]

Book chapters
  • Robust Optimization in Electric Power Systems Operations
    X.A. Sun and Á. Lorca.
    In Integration of Large Scale Renewable Energy into Bulk Power Systems, P. Du, R. Baldick, and A. Tuohy, Eds., pp. 227-258. Springer International Publishing, 2017. [Website[pdf]

  • Humanitarian Logistics
    M. Celik, O. Ergun, B. Johnson, P. Keskinocak, Á. Lorca, P. Pekgun and J. Swann. In New Directions in Informatics, Optimization, Logistics and Production, P. Mirchandani, Ed., vol. 9, pp. 18-49. Tutorials in Operations Research. INFORMS, 2012. [Website]
     [pdf]

Thesis
  • Robust Optimization for Renewable Energy Integration in Power System Operations
    Á. Lorca. Doctoral Thesis, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016. [Website
    [pdf]
    • Honorable Mention in the INFORMS George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award. 2017.

  • Medium term power portfolio optimization considering locational electricity prices and risk aversion for a power producer in a deregulated electricity market
    Á. Lorca.
     Master Thesis, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2011. [Website
    [pdf]

Conference papers
  1. An optimization-based analysis of decarbonization pathways and flexibility requirements in the Chilean electric power system
    F. Verástegui, C. Villalobos, N. Lobos, Á. Lorca, M. Negrete and D. Olivares. Solar World Congress. Santiago, Chile. 2019. [Website[pdf]

  2. Representation and modeling of the Chilean electric power network for seismic resilience analysis
    E. Ferrario, A. Poulos, J. C. de la Llera, Á. Lorca, A. Oneto and C. Magnere. 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference. Hannover, Germany. 2019. [Website[pdf]

  3. The Potential of Agent-Based Simulation for Assessing the Bilateral-Nodal Debate
    P. Staudt, J. Garttner, C. Weinhardt, M. Negrete-Pincetic and Á. Lorca. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Future Energy Systems. Karlsruhe, Germany. 2018. [Website[pdf]

  4. A Decision-Support Tool for Post-Disaster Debris Operations
    Á. Lorca, M. Celik, O. Ergun and P. Keskinocak. Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact. Boston, Massachusetts. 2015. [Website] [pdf]

  5. Adaptive Robust Optimization for Daily Power System Operations
    A. Sun and Á. Lorca. Power Systems Computation Conference. Wroclaw, Poland. IEEE, 2014. [Website]
     [pdf]