Computerized Operation of California State Water Project

by James Q. Coe, Dep of Water Resources, Modeling, Support Section, Sacramento, CA, USA,
M. Hossein Sabet, Dep of Water Resources, Modeling, Support Section, Sacramento, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources

Abstract: Hydraulic and electrical schedules for the California State Water Project are determined and dispatched from the Project Operation Control Center (POCC) in Sacramento. The dispatched schedules are executed by five Area Control Centers (ACCs). POCC has jurisdiction of the SWP facilities and can take the control of all the facilities at any time. A large-scale simulation/optimization model is being developed for optimal operation of water and power for the SWP, and will replace the existing ones when testing is completed. It consists of hydraulic network programming components to meet the storage objectives at all the reservoirs, a linear programming component to determine the schedules at pumping and generating plants, an electrical network programming component to balance electrical loads and resources, and a number of other simulation components.

Subject Headings: Project management | Computing in civil engineering | Water management | Hydro power | Hydrologic models | Computer programming | Scheduling | Water storage | Computer models | Model tests | North America | California | United States | Sacramento

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