A parametric rule for planning and management of multiple-reservoir systems

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1997 (EN)
A parametric rule for planning and management of multiple-reservoir systems (EN)

Nalbantis, I (EN)
Koutsoyiannis, D (EN)

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A parametric rule for multireservoir system operation is formulated and tested. It is a generalization of the well-known space rule of simultaneously accounting for various system operating goals, in addition to the standard goal of avoiding unnecessary spills, including avoiding leakage losses, avoiding conveyance problems, taking into account the impacts of the reservoir system topology, and assuring satisfaction of secondary uses. Theoretical values of the rule's parameters for each one of these isolated goals are derived. In practice, parameters are evaluated to optimize one or more objective functions selected by the user. The rule is embedded in a simulation model so that optimization requires repeated simulations of the system operation with specific values of the parameters each time. The rule is tested on the case of the multireservoir water supply system of the city of Athens, Greece, which is driven by all of the operating goals listed above. Two problems at the system design level are tackled. First, the total release from the system is maximized for a selected level of failure probability. Second, the annual operating cost is minimize for given levels of water demand and failure probability. A detailed simulation model is used in the case study. Sensitivity analysis of the rule's parameters revealed a subset of insensitive parameters that allowed for rule simplification. Finally, the rule is validated through comparison with a number of heuristic rules also applied to the test case. (EN)


Objective Function (EN)
System Design (EN)
Sensitivity Analysis (EN)
Water Supply System (EN)
parametric rule (EN)
sensitivity analysis (EN)
simulation (EN)
water management (EN)
reservoirs (EN)
water supply (EN)
reservoir operation (EN)
planning (EN)
Water Demand (EN)
Simulation Model (EN)
water resource management (EN)
Greece, Athens (EN)
Failure Probability (EN)
Case Study (EN)

Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο (EL)
National Technical University of Athens (EN)

Water Resources Research (EN)


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