Configuration of hydro power plant mathematical models : Research in progress paper

Barry, Michael (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Schillinger, Moritz (Forschungsstelle Nachhaltige Energie- und Wasserversorgung, University Basel) ; Weigt, Hannes (Forschungsstelle Nachhaltige Energie- und Wasserversorgung, University Basel) ; Schumann, René (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis))

The ongoing energy transition towards large shares of renewable generation poses challenges for hydro power producers. We revisit the problem of optimising the operation of hydro power plants using mathematical modelling, but utilising computer science concepts in the design of the models and configuration of these models. We use a modular design allowing us to activate features, such as what markets or which technical aspects to consider, by activating or deactivating a specific module. In this paper we give an example of how our method can be used to configure which markets a model should operate on. Furthermore, we use a configuration process based on the SPEA2 evolutionary algorithm to explore the relationship between the scale of the model and the time required to solve it. Such methods assist in identifying configurations that are the best fit in terms of runtime, realism and accuracy.


Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-VS
Institute:
Institut Informatique de gestion
Subject(s):
Informatique
Publisher:
Karlsruhe, Germany, 12-13 November 2015
Date:
Karlsruhe, Germany
12-13 November 2015
2015
Pagination:
pp. 200-207
Published in
Energy Informatics: Proceedings of the Energieinformatik 2015
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ISSN:
0302-9743
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