The hydro optimization problem involves planning the use of a limited resource over a period of time. The resource is the water available for hydro generation. Most hydroelectric plants are multipurpose. In such cases, it is necessary to meet certain obligations other than power generation. These may include a maximum forebay elevation, not to be exceeded because of the danger of flooding, and a minimum plant discharge and spillage to meet irrigational navigational commitments. Thus, the optimum operation of the hydro system depends upon the conditions that exist over the entire optimization interval (Ref. 1.1).


Reservoir Model Water Resource Research Stochastic Dynamic Programming Storage Plant Total Energy Content 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Christensen
    • 1
  • S. A. Soliman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Ain Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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