Energy Exemplar’s exclusive “rolling horizon with hanging branches method” is the next generation in hydro dispatch and storage planning under uncertainty. This next generation solution method completely replaces SDDP and is more robust, faster and able to handle many more detailed constraints and integer decision variables.
Demands on generation are volatile, inflows are unpredictable and constraints are complex. Thankfully Energy Exemplar’s stochastic solution is not, so you know what to spend now and what to save for later.
Fast and transparent simulations for long-term investment and short-term optimisations are all the more useful when hydro is co-optimized with other resources. Integrate complex hydro systems with generation efficiency curved, head storage dependency, waterway flow delays, evaporation and other factors. It seamlessly integrates with the short-term hydro-thermal coordination problem via hydro targets or future cost function decomposition.