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Optimal operation of multireservoir power systems

  • S. A. Soliman
  • G. S. Christensen
  • M. A. Abdel-Halim
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Abstract

The optimal monthly operating policy of a multireservoir hydroelectric power system is a stochastic nonlinear problem. This paper presents a new method for determining the optimal monthly operating policy of a power system ofn reservoirs in series on a river taking into account the stochasticity of the river flows. Functional optimization techniques and minimum-norm formulation have been used to find the optimal release policy of the system. Results for a numerical example composed of four reservoirs are presented.

Key Words

Optimal control multireservoir hydroelectric power systems optimal release policies series reservoirs 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Soliman
    • 1
  • G. S. Christensen
    • 1
  • M. A. Abdel-Halim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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