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CHARACTERISTICS OF BASIN INFLOWS A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS FOR LONG-TERM/MID-TERM HYDROTHERMAL SCHEDULING

ABSTRACT
The presented paper focuses on the characteristics of reservoir inflows and the appropriate inflow model for long-term/mid-term hydrothermal scheduling. The goal was to find the type of distribution that best fits the observed series of monthly and weekly average inflows in most cases for a model which considers the inflows as independent random variables without time correlation. Also, the objective was to explore the correlation between the inflows during time periods (for weekly and monthly intervals, respectively), and to investigate whether the more complex model of reservoir inflow as a dependent random variable is advisable for optimal long-term/mid-term hydrothermal scheduling. Differences in the characteristics of monthly and weekly inflows, which have been noticed during the analysis, are discussed. Numerical results are presented.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2013-11-28
PAPER REVISED: 2014-03-29
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2014-05-05
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2014-09-06
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI1403799S
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2014, VOLUME 18, ISSUE 3, PAGES [799 - 809]
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