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This paper describes the application of model-based predictive control (MPC) techniques to the supervisory flow management in large-scale drinking water networks including a telemetry/telecontrol system. MPC technique is used to generate flow control strategies (set-points for the regulatory controllers) from the sources to the consumer areas to meet future demands, optimizing performance indexes associated to operational goals such as economic cost, network safety volumes and flow control stability. The designed management strategies are applied to a model of a real case study: the drinking water transport network of Barcelona (Spain).
CitationPascual, J. [et al.]. Operational predictive optimal control of Barcelona water transport network. A: World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control. "Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress". Milà: IFAC, 2011, p. 10571-10578.
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