TVA Hydro Scheduling Model: Theoretical Aspects

by Kenneth C. Gilbert, Staff Member; TVA Water Resource Management Methods, Tennessee Valley Authority, Engrg. Lab., Norris, Tenn. 37828,
Richard M. Shane, Staff Member; TVA Water Resource Management Methods, Tennessee Valley Authority Engrg. Lab., Norris, Tenn. 37828,


Serial Information: Journal of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 21-36


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The optimization procedures used in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) HYDROSIM model are described. Scheduling of the TVA operated reservoir system poses a stochastic, nonlinear, multireservoir problem with both nonviolable (physical) and violable (operating) constraints. A linear programming procedure for implementing the preemptive priority constraints and a nonlinear search procedure for minimizing the power cost function are described. A guide development program based on stochastic dynamic programming is also described.

Subject Headings: Federal government | Hydrologic models | Scheduling | Reservoirs | Stochastic processes | Optimization models | Computer programming | Nonlinear analysis | North America | Tennessee | United States

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