Optimal Real-Time Operation of a Cascade of Hydropower Plants in Central West Chinaby Wei-Xiong Tan, East China Technical Univ of Water, Resources, Nanjing, China,
Yun-Sheng Yu, East China Technical Univ of Water, Resources, Nanjing, China,
Abstract: The Longxihe River hydropower system consists of four hydropower plants in series. The four reservoirs are used for flood control and power generation. Among the four reservoirs, only reservoir 1 has enough storage capacity for over-year regulation and the other three are for daily regulation. The study determines the optimal distribution of hourly load to the four plants to minimize the total discharge per mega-watt-hour of generated energy in a period of 24 hours.
Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Reservoirs | Load distribution | Load bearing capacity | Load factors | Power transmission | Water storage | China | Asia
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