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Yizi Shang

China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research

Dr. Yizi Shang is a pioneering researcher in water resources planning and management, appointed associate editor of Water International (the official journal of the International Water Resources Association), MWR senior engineer, and holder of 30 registered patents.


Ling Shang

Nanjing Vocational College of Information Technology

Dr. Ling Shang is a distinguished scientist in big data and artificial intelligence, appointed head of Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence Research, CCF distinguished member, and holder of 32 registered patents.

Xiaofei Li

China Academy of Building Research Co., Ltd.

r. Xiaofei Li is an experienced engineer in Electrical Engineering, registered EE Engineer, and holder of 4 registered patents.


Hydrological Analysis Hydrological Calculation Meteorology Forecast Hydrology Forecast Cascaded Reservoirs Operation Chart Design Economic Operation Unit Combination Uncertainty Analysis Coupling Modeling Hydropower Pricing Online Bidding

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Hydropower, wind, solar, biomass and marine energy are all clean energies, but the most important is hydropower. In particular, hydropower plays an important role in optimizing the power structure of power system. Wind- solar-hydropower complementary dispatching can improve the ability of power system to absorb clean energy, which is an advantage that other clean energy does not have.

However, on a global scale, the current utilization rate of hydropower resources is not high. In 2017, the global installed hydropower capacity was 1.267 billion kw, and the annual power generation was 4185 billion kwh, accounting for only 26.5% of the global hydropower technology development. At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, 193 Member States made it clear that they would continue to develop hydropower and officially adopted 17 sustainable development goals. In the same year, the Paris agreement was formally adopted at the Paris climate change conference, which shows that water resources will remain the key area of global energy development for a long time to come. In recent years, especially since 2000, a number of cascade hydropower stations have been formed at the global scale, which have the characteristics of multiple power stations and large installed capacity. It is estimated that by 2035, the global hydropower installed capacity will reach 1.75 billion kilowatts, and the annual power generation will be 6.1 trillion kilowatts; the global hydropower installed capacity will be about 480 million kilowatts, and the development rate will reach 38.6%. By 2050, the proportion of global hydropower development will reach 50% and the installed hydropower capacity will reach 2.05 billion kilowatts. The continuous operation of large-scale hydropower stations poses a serious challenge to the operation and management of hydropower system. Forecasting and dispatching is the core of hydropower planning and management. From the technical point of view, the timely and reliable runoff forecast information is an important basis for scientific formulation of hydropower dispatching scheme, and reasonable dispatching scheme is an important guarantee for making full use of hydropower resources.

This book will comprehensively review the latest progress in the field of global hydropower planning and operation management, and will discuss the difficulties in hydropower forecasting and dispatching and related technology research and development, which is of great significance for improving the operation and management level of hydropower system.  

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Yizi Shang

China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research

Dr. Yizi Shang is a pioneering researcher in hydrology and water resources who has devoted his research career to promote the conservation and protection of water resources for sustainable development. He is presently appointed an associate editor of Water International (official journal of the International Water Resources Association), and was invited as an associate editor to edit special issues for the JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association. He has served as an editorial member for international journals, such as, Hydrology, Journal of Ecology & Natural Resources and Hydro Science & Marine Engineering et, al. He chaired or acted as a technical committee member for, to a less extent, 25 International Forums (Conferences). Dr. Shang graduated from Tsinghua University in 2010 with a Ph.D. degree in engineering. Prior to that, he worked as a research fellow at Harvard University from 2008 to 2009. Dr. Shang serves as a senior research engineer at the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) since 2013 and became an awarded distinguished researcher at National Taiwan University in 2017.

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