Real-Time Reservoir Operations by Quadratic Programming

by Emre K. Can, Lakehead Univ, Sch of Engineering, Thunder Bay, Ont, Can,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources


A quadratic programming model is developed for real-time reservoir operations. It is assumed that convex penalty functions that relates the deviations of storage levels and downstream control station flows (or releases) from their targets or desired performance levels to an amount of penalty, exist. The optimal operation is determined by minimizing the sum of penalties incurred over the horizon. A solution to the model is attained by solving the Kuhn-Tucker conditions using an efficient and easily programmable complementary pivot method. The complementary pivot method guarantees to find an optimal solution.

Subject Headings: Reservoirs | Computer programming | Rivers and streams | Flow control | Hydrologic models | Water storage

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