Some practical strategies and methods for large-scale hydropower system operations in China

Chuntian Cheng, Jianjian Shen, Xinyu Wu, Gang Li, Shengli Liao, Kwok Wing Chau

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With the rapid increase of number and capacity of hydropower plants operated by single dispatching departments in China, more attention should focus on seeking more robust methods for reducing dimension curse, improving effectiveness and practicability of optimization results, and enhancing computational efficiency of large-scale complex hydropower system operations. In this paper, a general solution framework for large-scale complex hydropower system operations is presented from the real hydropower systems in China. The framework consists of intelligent strategies to reduce problem size during modeling, integrated optimization methods and search methods to vanquish dimensionality difficulties effectively and cope with complicated spatial-temporal constraints, as well as interactive interfaces to adjust optimal results. Two case studies are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013
Subtitle of host publicationShowcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2013
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: 19 May 201323 May 2013


ConferenceWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH


  • Dimensionality reduction
  • Hydropower operation
  • Integrated method
  • Large-scale
  • Optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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