Dworshak Dam-storage optimization: improving power generation with historic and climate change hydrology
As U.S. energy consumption continues to increase and construction of new infrastructure is costly and becoming more difficult, therefore new methods must be evaluated in order to maximize energy production from current infrastructure. Dynamic programming (DP) has proven to be useful in updating operational policies for improved power generation while still meeting other operational constraints. In this analysis, a generalized dynamic programming model, CSUDP, was utilized to evaluate energy production due to monthly operations at Dworshak Dam in north central Idaho. Based on both historic and ...
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