Long-Term Operation of Multichain Power Systems

  • G. S. Christensen
  • S. A. Soliman
Part of the Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Science and Engineering book series (MCSENG, volume 38)


The problem of determining the optimal operating policy of a multi-reservoir power system is a difficult problem for the following reasons:
  • It has a nonlinear objective function of the discharge and the head which itself is a function of the storage.

  • The production-energy function of the hydroplant is a nonseparable function of the discharge and the head.

  • There are linear constraints on both the state (storage or the head) and decision (release) variables.

  • It is a stochastic problem with respect to the river flows and demand for electricity.


Power System Water Resource Research Operating Policy Water Resource System Local Feedback 
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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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