HYOPS—Maximizing the Value of Your Hydro River System

by Bruce A. Ainsworth, BVMCA, United States,
John R. Hollenbeck, BVMCA, United States,
Robin M. Stampbach, BVMCA, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89


This paper presents a microcomputer based software system, HYOPS, to optimize the operations of a series of hydro plants on a river system. The model can accommodate up to 10 plants which operate in series. The model runs on a 24-hour basis where inputs, primarily predicted average stream and tributary inflows, and incremental generation system costs are made on a daily basis. The program develops a set of operating recommendations to maximize the economic value of the hydro system. The paper discusses the operating logic of the model and present sample output of a simulation.

Subject Headings: River systems | Hydro power | Computer models | Computer software | Simulation models | Inflow | Optimization models | Power plants

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