Efficient algorithm to optimise the energy generation by pumped storage units in probabilistic production costing

A. S. Malik*, B. J. Cory

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An efficient algorithm to optimise the reservoir utilisation levels of pumped storage units in probabilistic production costing methodology, used for generation expansion planning, is presented. The deconvolutions involved in off-loading the units for optimal reservoir utilisation of pumped storage units is avoided and a new technique is developed. The technique is also useful if hydroelectric plants are in the system. The method proposed is independent of ELDC representation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-550
Number of pages5
JournalIEE Proceedings: Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Assigned-energy units
  • Effective unit loading curve
  • Equivalent load duration curve
  • Limited energy plants
  • Probabilistic production costing
  • Pumped storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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