NSERC CRD leverages BC Hydro Grant-In-Aid Program at CIVL
The overall objective of the NSERC- and BC Hydro-funded research is to develop a practical way of optimizing the operation of a large scale hydro system. Other objectives aim at enhancing the Civil Engineering program at UBC and to strengthen collaboration between Civil Engineering, UBC and BC Hydro.
The BC Hydro Grant-In-Aid program supports an ongoing phase in a long-range research program sponsored by BC Hydro and follow on from a previous CRD grant. Topics to be explored through this applied research program include: development of practical stochastic optimization methods for multi-reservoir system operation; assessing the impacts of integrating renewable energy resources in a large-scale hydro system; development of decision support tools for renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty; and development of practical risk and decision analysis tools for managing extreme river flow events.
For more information about the grant and research program, please contact:
Ziad K. Shawwash, Ph.D.
BC Hydro Professorship in Hydro Power Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
The University of British Columbia
CEME 2032 6250 Applied Science Lane
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
or visit: http://www.civil.ubc.ca/people/faculty/shawwash.php - link needs to be updated
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