Water reservoir control under economic, social and environmental constraints

Andrea Castelletti*, Francesca Pianosi, Rodolfo Soncini-Sessa

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Although great progress has been made in the last 40 years, efficient operation of water reservoir systems still remains a very active research area. The combination of multiple water uses, non-linearities in the model and in the objectives, strong uncertainties in inputs and high dimensional state make the problem challenging and intriguing. The purpose of this paper is to review, in a strict Control Theory perspective, recent and significant advances in designing management policies for water reservoir networks, under economic, social and environmental constraints. A general and thorough problem formulation is provided, along with a description of traditional solution techniques, their limitations and possible alternative approaches. (c) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1595-1607
Number of pages13
JournalAutomatica
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

Keywords

  • MANAGEMENT
  • OPERATING POLICIES
  • NEURAL-NETWORK
  • MULTIRESERVOIR SYSTEMS
  • QUADRATIC GAUSSIAN CONTROL
  • RESOURCES SYSTEMS
  • uncertain dynamic systems
  • multipurpose water reservoirs
  • MIN-MAX APPROACH
  • POWER-SYSTEMS
  • stochastic control
  • MINIMAX CONTROL
  • GREENHOUSE-GAS EMISSIONS
  • nonlinear control
  • multiobjective optimisation

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