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Integrated energy-water model for interdependent storage, run-of-river and pump hydropower

EA Martínez Ceseña, M Panteli, J Mutale, P Mancarella, J Tomlinson, JJ Harou

2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech | IEEE | Published : 2019


The dispatch of different types of hydropower plants such as storage, Run of River (RoR) and pumped affects downstream water flows and power generation. These short-term operational impacts (e.g., hourly water release) must be properly modelled and quantified to capture the flexibility of interdependent hydropower plants to provide system support (e.g., reduce energy costs). This paper presents a Linear Programming (LP) model to simulate the operation of interdependent hydropower plants where dedicated hydrologic routing constraints are used to track the flow of water, and quantify relevant impacts on generation. The contribution of this work is the explicit quantification in cost and energy..

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