Optimal Operation of the Savannah River System

by Aristidis P. Georgakakos, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87


This paper presents an application of a stochastic control method to the real time operation of the Savannah river system which includes three reservoirs and is expected to meet energy generation, flood protection, and navigation requirements. The associated problem is formulated and the method is employed in a series of control and simulation experiments. The results indicate that the method is reliable, computationally efficient, and can effectively assist the decision making process.

Subject Headings: Energy methods | Control systems | Floods | Navigation (waterway) | Computing in civil engineering | Decision making | Reservoirs | Stochastic processes

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