Year of Graduation
TABORS CARAMANIS RUDKEVICH BOSTON, MA - 02166
Geoff G. Parker
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.
Level of Access
Restricted: Campus/Dartmouth Community Only Access
Karve, Richa, "Development of an optimization model for the dispatch of cascading hydro dams" (2018). ENGG 390 Reports (MEM Students). 20.
Available to Dartmouth community via local IP address.