Efficient energy management of a large-scale water supply system

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dc.contributor.author Bounds, Peter en
dc.contributor.author Kahler, Jens en
dc.contributor.author Ulanicki, Bogumil en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-24T14:11:18Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-24T14:11:18Z
dc.date.issued 2006-09-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Bounds, P., Kahler, J. and Ulanicki B.(2006) Efficient energy management of a large-scale water supply system. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 23(3), pp.209-220.
dc.identifier.issn 1028-6608 en
dc.identifier.issn 1029-0249 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/330
dc.description.abstract Efficient energy management is important for water companies in order to meet economic and environmental targets. For many water supply systems, increased savings can only be accomplished by taking into account the non-linear characteristics of the system in terms of both heads and flows and mixed-integer decision variables. Scheduling must be achieved with complicated tariffs that are frequently changed throughout the year, as well as changes to the network structure. The article shows a case study for energy management of a large-scale network using the computer-aided water network engineering software called FINESSE. The network is a typical large-scale supply network supplying many towns and cities. The model of the network includes 4388 pipes, 35 pumps, 63 variable control valves, 10 non-return valves and 16 variable head reservoirs. The study resulted in a set of mixed-integer optimal schedules that achieved a 14% saving in electrical energy while satisfying operating constraints.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject RAE 2008
dc.subject UoA 28 Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
dc.title Efficient energy management of a large-scale water supply system en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10286600600789409 en
dc.researchgroup Mechatronics Research
dc.researchgroup Centre for Engineering Science and Advanced Systems


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