ENGG 390 Reports (MEM Students)

Degree Program


Year of Graduation


Faculty Advisor

Geoff G. Parker

Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 9-12-2018


Tabors Caramanis Rudkevich (TCR), an energy consulting firm, was appointed to build a model for optimally dispatching cascading hydro dams and scheduling power into the day-ahead (DA) electricity market. As part of the ENGG 390 Project, a model was built using Microsoft Excel and OpenSolver for three cascading dams with a 24-hour time horizon. The model – linear and multiple integer programing (MIP) in nature – solves for maximizing revenue and gives an optimal hourly power dispatch schedule subject to locational marginal prices (LMPs) and hydrology and capacity constraints. It can presently be used as a thinking and analysis tool by the Client, and with further improvements can be implemented as a comprehensive decision-making tool.

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