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Enhancement of Hydroturbine Operational Flexibility for Powerplant Cost Optimization

Project ID: 8301
Principal Investigator: Ted Bechtel
Research Topic: Improved Power Generation
Priority Area Assignments: 2011 (Climate Adaptation)
Funded Fiscal Years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
Keywords: None

Research Question

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Need and Benefit

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Research Products

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Enhancement of Hydroturbine Operational Flexibility for Powerplant Cost Optimization (interim, PDF, 2.1MB)
By Mr. Matt Fabbri
Report completed on May 30, 2014

This research project explores the question what modifications can be made to powerplant and power system controls to optimize operations and improve overall plant efficiency. To answer this question the report provides an evaluation of the Hydroturbine Operational Flexibility software developed to answer the question. This software running at the Western Area Power Administration's Loveland, Colorado office provides hydropower generation unit setpoint control and automated unit commitment to
Keywords: hydro-electric power, optimization, unit commitment

This information was last updated on September 1, 2014
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