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Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science, 2022, 4(6); doi: 10.25236/AJEE.2022.040604.

Maximum benefits for water resources and hydropower based on linear programming


Zeping Wang

Corresponding Author:
Zeping Wang

University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, 100000, China


With the increasingly serious development of greenhouse effect, hydropower, as a clean and environmentally friendly energy technology, is attracting more and more attention. On the Colorado River, the Glen Canyon Dam and the Hoover Dam simultaneously supplies water and electricity to Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Wyoming (WY), New Mexico (NM) and Colorado State (CO). However, nowadays, the two dams cannot coordinate with each other well to exert their effectiveness, and the water resources cannot be fully utilized, which makes us upset. At the same time, we also succeeded to find the solution, when there is not enough water to meet all hydropower needs [1.2]. We calculate the gap between water supply and electricity supply. Based on the Supply and demand models for water and hydropower, when there is not enough water, we deduced how much additional water needs to be injected into the dams could fill these gaps [3.4.5]. Besides, we analyzed how our model would respond, when many other supply and demand conditions changed.


Profit maximization; hydropower needs; scarcity of water resource

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Zeping Wang. Maximum benefits for water resources and hydropower based on linear programming. Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science (2022) Vol. 4 Issue 6: 28-34. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJEE.2022.040604.


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