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Modelling of Environmental Constraints for Hydropower Optimization Problems – a Review

Abstract

Hydropower plants and reservoirs can have negative
impacts on their surrounding ecosystems. To limit such impacts,
environmental regulations may be imposed. This paper provides
a review of literature on the most commonly used environmental
constrains in scheduling of hydro-dominated systems and proposed constraints for future market conditions. Furthermore,
we review literature on how environmental constraints are
included in hydropower scheduling methods and discuss the main
modelling challenges. We find an increasing interest in modelling
of environmental constraints in recent literature, and conclude
by highlighting challenges to improving the representation of
environmental regulations in hydropower scheduling models.

Category

Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Client

  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 257588

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • SINTEF Energy Research / Energisystemer

Year

2020

Publisher

IEEE

Book

2020 17th International Conference on the European Energy Market - EEM

Issue

2020

ISBN

978-1-7281-6919-4

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