Hydro-Québec Reservoir Management with Wind Energy — The Modelling Approach

  • Gaëtan Lafrance
  • Louis Lafond
  • Christiane Jacques
Part of the Advances in Computational Management Science book series (AICM, volume 4)


This paper presents an ongoing research project related to the integration of large wind power farms in the Quebec electricity network. Following a discussion on the opportunity of wind farms in the North America electricity context, the authors describe the use of a medium term generation planning model, to assess the impact of adding wind power to a system with a major hydroelectric component. The main elements of this model are briefly presented. Various ways of using the model are discussed, as well as the current limitations imposed by this model. Very preliminary results are presented.

The integration of large wind power farms is becoming an important economic and environmental issue and the analysis of its impact deserves research. This paper proposes an approach that could change planning practices for utilities interested in integrating large wind farms.


Wind Power Wind Farm River Section Reservoir Management Thermal Plant 
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  • Gaëtan Lafrance
  • Louis Lafond
  • Christiane Jacques

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