Integrated Optimal Operation of Water and Power Distribution Systems under Uncertainty: An Adjustable Robust Optimization Approach

Gal Perelman, Avi Ostfeld

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Abstract

This paper presents a new approach to the integrated optimal operation of water distribution systems (WDS) and power distribution systems (PDS) under uncertain conditions. Recognizing the intricate interdependencies between these systems, the paper proposes an optimization model grounded in adjustable robust optimization (ARO). The model concurrently addresses optimal power dispatch and pump scheduling under various uncertainties, including fluctuating power loads and water demands, and renewable power availability. The ARO framework stands out for its real-time adaptability to uncertainty realizations, providing a tractable and effective solution for complex system management. It is validated through a comprehensive case study, demonstrating its applicability and effectiveness. The results provide compelling evidence of the benefits of integrated system operation. While uncertainties in PDS have a pronounced impact on operational cost, the WDS demand uncertainty can be effectively managed through strategic adjustments in pumping schedules. Notably, the cost implications of these adjustments in the face of WDS uncertainties are moderated and only affect the objective minorly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2024
Subtitle of host publicationClimate Change Impacts on the World We Live In - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2024
EditorsSaki Handa, Rob Montgomery, Carl Sutter
Pages1339-1352
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780784485477
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024
Event2024 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress: Climate Change Impacts on the World We Live In - Milwaukee, United States
Duration: 19 May 202422 May 2024

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2024: Climate Change Impacts on the World We Live In - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2024

Conference

Conference2024 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress: Climate Change Impacts on the World We Live In
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMilwaukee
Period19/05/2422/05/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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