Sensitivity Analysis of Hydroelectric Power Generation from Cascading Reservoirs

Asfaw, Tilahun Derib and Wan Yusof, Khamaruzaman and Hashim, Ahmad Mustafa (2013) Sensitivity Analysis of Hydroelectric Power Generation from Cascading Reservoirs. [Citation Index Journal]

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The cascading reservoirs in Perak, Malaysia, were used to test the sensitivity analysis of
hydroelectric power generation during refill and deplete period of the reservoirs. The cascading
scheme comprises four reservoirs namely Temenggor, Bersia, Kenering and Chenderoh. The test
was conducted after the analysis of water balance and stage-storage relationship of each reservoir in
the cascading scheme. The result showed that power generation from the smaller reservoir, Bersia, is more sensitive to the change of headrace level, while the larger storage capacity and rated head reservoir is the most sensitive to the change of release. Therefore, to maximize the power generation from the cascading reservoir, the refill operations should be ranked according to the
increasing order of the reservoir storage capacity and a reverse order should be followed during deplete period.

Item Type: Citation Index Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydroelectric power, cascading reservoir, sensitivity analysis, refill and deplete order
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Civil Engineering
Research Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Building
Depositing User: AP Ahmad Mustafa Hashim
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 11:39
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:21

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