American Society of Civil Engineers

Maximum and Minimum Storage Trajectories That Meet Specific Risk Levels

by Laura Fagherazzi, (Hydro-Quebec), Jean-Claude Rassam, (Hydro-Quebec), and André Turgeon, (Hydro-Quebec)

pp. 284-303

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources V
Abstract: One of Hydro-Quebec concerns is to operate its installations so as to satisfy the operating constraints. This paper describes a mathematical tool that enables the utility company to state that each of the operating constraints is met with a certain preestablished reliability level. Two parts of this tool - namely, the weekly partial multivariate stochastic streamflow generator and the deterministic simulator - are elaborated. A case study is presented.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Risk management

Author Keywords:
Reservoirs (water)
Constraint theory - Mathematical models - Operations research - Risk assessment - Stream flow
Deterministic simulator - Hydro-Quebec - Weekly partial multivariate stochastic streamflow generator