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Main Title Studies in the Analysis of Metropolitan Water Resource Systems. Volume VI. Estimating Economies of Scale in Thermal Electric Power Systems Subjected to Environmental Quality Constraints.
Author Schere, Charles R. ;
CORP Author Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N.Y. Water Resources and Marine Sciences Center.
Year Published 1973
Report Number TR-67; DI-14-31-0001-3684; OWRR-C-3101(3684); 00002,; C-3101(3684)(2)
Stock Number PB-224 500
Additional Subjects ( Electric power generation ; Economic analysis) ; ( Water pollution ; Electric power generation) ; Steam electric power generation ; Cost estimates ; Operating costs ; Transmission loss ; Electric power transmission ; Air pollution ; Benefit cost analysis ; Electric power plants ; Capitalized costs ; Standards ; Optimization ; Mathematical models ; Water pollution ; Economies of scale
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-224 500 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 395p
This study is concerned with the estimation of economies of scale in thermal-electric power systems subjected to water quality standards. The approach is engineering-economic. Mixed-integer programming is used to solve a mathematical model of a power system subject to constraints defining (1) the load duration curves of several demand centers located on a spatial grid or network, (2) endogenously determined reserves equal to the largest two generating units in the system, (3) nonlinear transmission losses, and (4) environmental quality and emission standards. The objective of the model is to minimize the sum of total capital and operating costs for generation, transmission and abatement of pollution emissions. Fixed charges and piecewise linear functions are used to define costs exhibiting increasing returns to scale. The model is applied to a major part of the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation system. (Modified author abstract)