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Energies 2012, 5(9), 3674-3690; doi:10.3390/en5093674
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Dispatch Method for Independently Owned Hydropower Plants in the Same River Flow

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Received: 23 July 2012; in revised form: 16 August 2012 / Accepted: 13 September 2012 / Published: 19 September 2012
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Abstract: This paper proposes a coexistence model for two independent companies both operating hydropower plants in the same river flow, based on a case study of the Cetina river basin in Croatia. Companies are participants of the day-ahead electricity market. The incumbent company owns the existing hydropower plants and holds concessions for the water. The new company decides to build a pump storage hydropower plant that uses one of the existing reservoirs as its lower reservoir. Meeting reservoir water balance is affected by decisions by both companies which are independently seeking maximal profit. Methods for water use settlement and preventing of spillage are proposed. A mixed-integer linear programming approach is used. Head effects on output power levels are also considered. Existences of dispatches that satisfy both companies are shown.
Keywords: cascade hydro system; day-ahead; deterministic model; mixed-integer linear programming; pumped storage hydropower plant; symbiosis; water trading cascade hydro system; day-ahead; deterministic model; mixed-integer linear programming; pumped storage hydropower plant; symbiosis; water trading
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Rajšl, I.; Ilak, P.; Delimar, M.; Krajcar, S. Dispatch Method for Independently Owned Hydropower Plants in the Same River Flow. Energies 2012, 5, 3674-3690.

AMA Style

Rajšl I, Ilak P, Delimar M, Krajcar S. Dispatch Method for Independently Owned Hydropower Plants in the Same River Flow. Energies. 2012; 5(9):3674-3690.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Rajšl, Ivan; Ilak, Perica; Delimar, Marko; Krajcar, Slavko. 2012. "Dispatch Method for Independently Owned Hydropower Plants in the Same River Flow." Energies 5, no. 9: 3674-3690.


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