– Improving the Representation of Hydropower in Production Cost Models

Research output: NRELPresentation


This project's goal is to improve hydropower's representation in power system models by actively coupling river basin (hydrologic) models with grid operations (production cost) models. Near term, this work provides a foundation that allows improved available flexibility and operational constraints representation. Longer term, the work will provide a template that can be used by commercial production cost modeling software vendors to capture the nuances of hydropower operations in their software offerings.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NamePresented at the U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) 2022 Project Peer Review, 25-29 July 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5700-83328


  • hydropower
  • production cost models
  • WPTO peer review


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