Optimum hydroelectric-power-generation scheduling by analogue computer

Optimum hydroelectric-power-generation scheduling by analogue computer

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The use of an analogue computer for short-term optimum hydroelectric-power-generation scheduling is presented. The optimum objective is to minimise the instantaneous energy taken from the system reservoirs, subject to satisfying a predetermined load demand. All downstream stations on a river system are treated as run-of-the-river types. Flowtime delays between stations are neglected in the optimising process, and nonconforming loads are treated as negative generators.


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