Computer-Aided Operation of a Hydropower System

by Gail R. Faveri, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec Canada,
R. Kahawita, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec Canada,
G. Leclerc, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87


This paper outlines the development of a computer model which optimizes the operation of a regulated river system given certain constraints using an adaptive deterministic linear programming technique. The model described is the short term component of a two-tier hieriarchal model for irrigation planning and electrical energy generation. To respond to the actual recorded conditions and currently projected irrigation demands, the model is run once a week with updated forecasts. An interactive PC program prepares the datafile for batch solution on a mainframe IBM. The optimization procedure is able to incorporate new power plants as they are finished and brought on line as well as to consider the operation when units may be temporarily out of service for maintenance.

Subject Headings: Computer aided operations | Hydro power | Optimization models | Power plants | Computer programming | Electric power | Maintenance | Computer analysis | Sri Lanka | Asia

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