Optimization Modeling of Complex Surface Water Collection Systemsby Ken Young,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water
The New York City (NYC) water supply system is currently being modeled using Linear Programming (LP) optimization techniques. A series of simulations were performed to investigate the model's capability to allocate flows which optimize the linear objective function subject to various system constraints. Two-year optimization modeling for severe thought periods were performed using different water year starting dates and a weekly time step. The main objective function of the model is to minimize the costs for pumping and treatment, lost revenue due to demand reductions, and power generation revenues. Results such as optimal values and storage levels at some reservoirs are presented. A set of operating rules derived from the statistical analysis of the results are also presented.
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