Reservoir Operating Rules for Maximum Hydropower Production

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by Emmanuel U. Nzewi, North Carolina A&T State Univ, Greensboro, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions

Abstract: A procedure for testing the effectiveness of reservoir operating rules for real-time, multi-purpose reservoir operation is presented. Particularly, models that may be used to achieve maximum hydropower production are addressed. A numerical experiment to compare the performance of reservoir operating rules by computing several performance measures for simulated operations, is presented. The following are considered in the design of this procedure: inherent model characteristics; a model used to simulate the theoretically ideal operational decisions over the period of study; the period of study; the selection of a representative set of hydrosystem sites used in the experiment; and the development of objective site-dependent and site-independent performance measures.

Subject Headings: Hydrologic models | Hydro power | Reservoirs | Model analysis | Water resources | Numerical models | Quality control | Simulation models |

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