Optimal Production Planning of Siahbisheh Pump Storage Power Plant for Water Resources Conservation

Document Type : Research Article


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3 مدیر گروه علوم و فناوریهای محیطی، دانشکده علوم و فنون نوین دانشگاه تهران


This research is on planning Siah Bisheh pump storage power plant with the aim of maintaining water in the cycle by protecting water resources. The effect of planning Siah Bisheh pump storage power plant on the demand of the country’s electricity consumption has been investigated. Considering the technical, economical, and environmental benefits of renewable resources, the effect of the installation of solar and wind power plants (hybrid with pump storage power plant) on the performance of the Siah Bisheh power plant and national electricity charge has been investigated. The results indicate that the Siah Bisheh power plant's planning as a hybrid with both renewable and normal resources has the ability to reduce the annual gas load of 1 gigawatts. Also in the worst case scenario, the Siah Bisheh pumping storage power plant has the ability to reduce the mountly peak charge. During 4 hours, 3,481,920 cubic meters of water are transferred from the upstream dam to the downstream dam to produce power and in 5 hours this water is pumped to the upstream dam again. By installing wind, solar, and wind-solar power plants, respectively, 451.140 thousand tons, 328.929 thousand tons and 780.069 thousand tons reduces emissions of carbon dioxide equivalent. Also, the installation of wind resources for this study reduced the primary energy consumption by 158.658 thousand tonnes of oil equivalent. Installing solar resources also reduced 115.677 thousand tonnes of oil equivalents and simultaneous installation of solar and wind resources reduced the equivalent of 274.335 thousand tonnes of oil.


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Volume 6, Issue 2
July 2019
Pages 533-552
  • Receive Date: 19 February 2019
  • Revise Date: 31 May 2019
  • Accept Date: 31 May 2019
  • First Publish Date: 22 June 2019