Planning output production of hydropower plants is one of the key issues for a utility company. Iberdrola owns and operates the largest hydropower installed capacity in MIBEL (Spain and Portugal) and has accumulated a huge amount of experience in this field. Optimization and Simulation are the chosen tools of Iberdrola to deal with hydro-scheduling in market conditions. These models are also useful for planning maintenance and designing or upgrading hydropower plants. This paper shows several examples of these cases
Keywords: Hydroelectric power generation, optimal scheduling, power system simulation, energy management
4th IEEE and Cigré International Workshop Hydro Scheduling in Competitive Markets Bergen
Publication date: June 2012.
A. Perea, R. Bellido, P. Sanz, E. López Rodríguez, J.M. Latorre, A. Ramos, S. Cerisola, Hydro-scheduling experiences in Iberdrola, 4th IEEE and Cigré International Workshop Hydro Scheduling in Competitive Markets Bergen. Bergen, Norway, 14-15 June 2012