American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Hydropower System Management Considering the Minimum Outflow

M. L. Arganis and R. Domínguez

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2008.178.184

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 3

Pages 178-184


This paper deals with the operating rules of the Grijalva River hydropower serial system obtained by means of stochastic dynamic programming and its subsequent simulation using historical records and synthetic series. Penalties in spills and deficit were considered in optimum policies. During simulation several restrictions were added to the original problem, particularly to ensure minimum outflow so as to guarantee the ecological river flow, which enables operators to adjust energy at daily demands peak and consider the existing autocorrelation between biweekly volume data.


© 2008 M. L. Arganis and R. Domínguez. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.