Pumped-Storage: An Analysis of Optimal Capacity

by Tsun-Hou Kuan, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, CO, USA,
Darrel G. Fontane, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, CO, USA,
Maurice L. Albertson, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87


This paper presents a systems analysis procedure to evaluate planning alternatives for pumped-storage operated in an existing power system. This procedure can be used by planners and engineers in the preliminary planning phase for pumped-storage projects. The procedure is designed to consider the management of the entire power system which depends on the operational management of pumped-storage. The entire power system can be defined as two subsystems. One is the power subsystem including thermal and hydro units. Another is the pumped-storage subsystem. The planning alternatives can be considered as different management operations of the power subsystem and pumped-storage subsystem. A linear programming model is presented. Results from these two formulations are presented and compared. An illustration of the use of the simplified formulation for analyzing planning alternatives is also presented.

Subject Headings: Energy infrastructure | Waste storage | Hydro power | Thermal power | Linear analysis | System analysis | Water resources | Case studies

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