Benchmarking the operation of a hydro power network through the application of agent-based model predictive controllers


Reference:
J.M. Maestre, M.D. Doan, D. Muñoz de la Peña, P.J. van Overloop, T. Keviczky, M.A. Ridao, and B. De Schutter, "Benchmarking the operation of a hydro power network through the application of agent-based model predictive controllers," Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC 2012), Hamburg, Germany, 8 pp., July 2012. Paper HIC2012_0338.

Abstract:
This paper presents a comparison between a decentralized and a distributed model-based predictive controller on a hydro power valley (HPV) benchmark recently proposed. The HPV is composed by three lakes and a river that is divided in six reaches that terminate with dams equipped with turbines for power production. The lakes and the river reaches are connected in three different ways: by a duct, ducts equipped with a turbine, and ducts equipped with a pump and a turbine. The river is fed by upstream inflows and tributary flows. In order to test the controllers, the following test scenario is considered: the power output of the system should follow a given reference while keeping the water levels in the lakes and at the dams as constant as possible. Finally, a 24 hour simulation for the two controllers has been carried out in order to compare both methods using several performance indices.


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Bibtex entry:

@inproceedings{MaeDoa:12-007,
        author={J.M. Maestre and M.D. Doan and D. {M}u{\~{n}}oz de la Pe{\~{n}}a and P.J. van Overloop and T. Keviczky and M.A. Ridao and B. {D}e Schutter},
        title={Benchmarking the operation of a hydro power network through the application of agent-based model predictive controllers},
        booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC 2012)},
        address={Hamburg, Germany},
        month=jul,
        year={2012},
        note={Paper HIC2012\_0338}
        }



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