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Reservoir Operation for Hydropower Optimization: A Chance-Constrained Approach

Sreenivasan, KR and Vedula, S (1996) Reservoir Operation for Hydropower Optimization: A Chance-Constrained Approach. In: Sadhana-Academy Proceedings In Engineering Sciences., 21 (4). pp. 503-510.

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Abstract

This paper presents a chance-constrained linear programming formulation for reservoir operation of a multipurpose reservoir. The release policy is defined by a chance constraint that the probability of irrigation release in any period equalling or exceeding the irrigation demand is at least equal to a specified value P (called reliability level). The model determines the maximum annual hydropower produced while meeting the irrigation demand at a specified reliability level. The model considers variation in reservoir water level elevation and also the operating range within which the turbine operates. A linear approximation for nonlinear power production function is assumed and the solution obtained within a specified tolerance limit. The inflow into the reservoir is considered random. The chance constraint is converted into its deterministic equivalent using a linear decision rule and inflow probability distribution. The model application is demonstrated through a case study.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academic Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2009 06:52
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/19397

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