Optimized reservoir operation model of regional wind and hydro power integration case study: Zambezi basin and South Africa
Kenneth Strzepek and
Channing Arndt ()
Applied Energy, 2016, vol. 161, issue C, 574-582
The present study develops a reliability assessment method of wind resource using optimum reservoir target power operations that maximizes the firm generation of integrated wind and hydropower. A combination of water resources model for a system of reservoirs that implements a demand–priority based linear programing algorithm and a single node power grid system model is implemented on hourly time step. This model was accompanied by a global genetic algorithm solver to determine optimum operation targets for each storage reservoir aiming at maximizing the 90th percentile power generation produced by the integration of wind and hydro over the entire simulation period.
Keywords: Wind hydropower; Optimized operation; Zambezi; South Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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