A. Tevyashev, O. Matviyenko
Abstract: The problem of increasing of the efficiency of operation of the water mains in modern conditions while the transition to a three-tier tariff for the electricity is examined in the present work. An effective method for solving this problem, based on the use of specific features of the water mains as stochastic objects operating in the stochastic environment is offered. The mathematical formulation of the problems of optimal stochastic control of the modes of operation of the water main with probabilistic constraints on the phase variables is presented. A new strategy for the optimal stochastic control of the modes of operation of the water main, the use of which has allowed to develop an effective method for solving the examined problem is proposed in the present work. It is shown that the transition from the classical deterministic problems of control of the modes of operation of the water mains to stochastic ones, provides a significant (up 9%) decrease of financial expenses for the electricity.
Key words: optimal stochastic control, probabilistic constraints on the phase variables, water main, pumping station.