Hydropower optimization for the lower seyhan basin system in turkey using dynamic programming

Yurtal R. , Seckin G., Ardichoglu M.

WATER INTERNATIONAL, cilt.31, ss.528-540, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/02508060608691955
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.528-540


Dynamic programming with successive approximation has been used in the past for optimizing multi-reservoir water resources systems. In this study, a State Incremental Dynamic Programming (SIDP) model is developed for energy optimization of multi-reservoir systems. A random file access method is used to generate initial and intermediate data and cope with the curse of dimensionality of dynamic programming. The conventional dynamic programming method is used for each single reservoir to find the initial trajectory of the reservoirs. Then the. computer program developed in the study is applied to the multipurpose-multi-reservoir system in lower Seyhan basin, which comprises six reservoirs, some serial and some parallel. Extended historical flows are used to first maximize firm energy in the critical period, and then total energy over the entire period of flow records. The program is run with 50-year long segments (20 flow scenarios) of the synthetic flow data generated by using the hec-4 generalized computer program to account for the stochastic nature of stream flows. A 20% approximate increase in total energy is obtained by using the developed model for the lower seyhan basin system as compared to that calculated previously by conventional methods.,