SS-43 Hydropower Development and Reservoir Operation

Topic: 6. Water and sustainable growth
Date: 2017-06-01
Time from: 10:50:00
Time to: 12:20:00
Room: Cozumel 4

The sustainable use of water resources to maximize their potential benefits is a big challenge and currently hydropower generation constitutes a significant portion of these benefits. Being a domestic and renewable energy source, hydroelectric power has the additional advantage of acting as a large-scale energy storage alternative through pumped storage hydropower plants. Social and environmental objectives, climate change and political issues further complicate development of optimal operating policies. The objective of this special session is to gather researchers together to share their recent works on hydropower reservoir operation and to highlight challenging problems and future research topics.