Optimisation of the Tigris river hydropower system operations

Yalçın, Emrah
Growing external energy dependence and rising oil prices are encouraging Turkey to turn to renewable energy, especially hydropower. The amended legislation on the transference of the operational rights of existing, under-construction and planned hydropower plants to the private sector and the allocation of water right licenses to develop new projects for electricity production has led to a drastic decrease of the public share in production. Consequently, conflicts related to the operation of reservoirs have intensified because of the increasing number of stakeholders involved. The situation has resulted in a growing need for an integrated and holistic approach to basin planning and management. This study presents a catchment-based optimisation model for the integrated operation of cascade hydropower projects.


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Citation Formats
E. Yalçın, “Optimisation of the Tigris river hydropower system operations,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2015.