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Friday, November 11, 2016 - 08:00 to 09:00
Kearney 205

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PhD Candidate, Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil and Construction Engineering

Optimization of reservoir operation is a critical problem due to various competing objectives for a scarce resource (water). Likewise, the water storage for hydropower can be seen as a regulating mechanism by which other diffuse and variable renewable energy sources (wind, wave, solar) can play a larger role in providing electric power of commercial quality. To find the optimal operation of reservoirs, it is essential to consider multiple objectives simultaneously and various sources of uncertainty. The overarching goal of this research is to develop a framework for finding flexible and reliable solutions to the reservoir operation problem with competing objectives. Providing flexible decision variables lets the decision maker choose accordingly knowing that all the flexible decision variables are feasible within a specified probability of failure and are also relatively optimal.

Major Advisors: Arturo S. Leon and Nathan L. Gibson