Title Integer programming to optimize Micro-Hydro Power Plants for generic river profiles
Authors TAPIA CÓRDOBA, ALEJANDRO, MILLÁN GATA, PABLO, GÓMEZ-ESTERN AGUILAR, FABIO, MILLÁN GATA, PABLO, GÓMEZ-ESTERN AGUILAR, FABIO, TAPIA CÓRDOBA, ALEJANDRO
External publication No
Means Renew. Energy
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 5.43900
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85045377144&doi=10.1016%2fj.renene.2018.04.003&partnerID=40&md5=41eba8fe044ecec0207b990da9c846d6
Publication date 01/10/2018
ISI 000435620100077
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85045377144
DOI 10.1016/j.renene.2018.04.003
Abstract This paper addresses the problem of designing an optimal micro-hydro power installation in rivers with generic profiles, when micro-hydro schemes are studied. This is geared towards the application of Micro Hydro Power Plants to supply marginal isolated areas using small Pelton wheels, where both technology and resources are limited. For this purpose, a model of a Pelton micro-hydro plant is first developed. Subsequently, a discretization of the river profile is made, on the basis of which a set of integer variables are proposed, being the model transformed then into an integer optimization problem. Finally, the effectiveness of the proposed method is showed through a specific design problem. The application of the developed method is especially interesting when designing micro-hydro plants to provide electricity to isolated populations, where both technology and resources are limited. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords Integer programming; Micro-hydro Power Plants; Penstock optimization
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