Optimal Management of Multi-Purpose Reservoirs in a Hydro-Thermal Power System

by Ramaiah Divi, SaskPower, Canada,
Dan Ruiu, SaskPower, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computerized Decision Support Systems for Water Managers


Proper management of multi-purpose hydro systems requires to take into account the largely stochastic nature of water inflows, electric loads, and water demands, as well as the often conflicting objectives of different water users. The paper outlines an integrated approach used to solve this problem. It consists of dividing the problem into several sub-problems, each covering different planning horizons. A set of computer programs was developed to solve the sub-problems. These programs, and the computational experience obtained with them, are briefly reviewed.

Subject Headings: Reservoirs | Thermal effects | Hydro power | Energy infrastructure | Computer software | Power plants | Water resources | Electrical systems

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