Trend Detection in Seasonal Inflows and the Influence on Energy Generation in Goleşti Hydropower Plant


  • Angela Neagoe University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Eliza-Isabela Tică University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • A. Achim University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Bogdan Popa University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania



time series, seasonal trend, Student-t, Mann-Kendall test, hydropower generation


Among the multiple water uses, electricity generation is a factor strongly affected by alterations in the water cycle due to climate change. Long periods of drought followed by rainy periods lead to significant changes in the natural regimes of water flow in rivers. This paper aims to determine the long-term trends of seasonal inflows (spring, summer, autumn, winter) in Goleşti reservoir using daily data recorded over an 11-years period with the non-parametric Mann-Kendall test. The influence of tendency of increasing or decreasing was analyzed for the inflows in the Goleşti reservoir on the energy produced in associated hydropower plant.


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How to Cite

Neagoe, A., Tică, E.-I., Achim, A. ., & Popa, B. (2021). Trend Detection in Seasonal Inflows and the Influence on Energy Generation in Goleşti Hydropower Plant. The Journal of CIEES, 1(1), 7–11.