Keywords

Power plants, Cost of operation, Computer programs, Power resources

Abstract

A linear programming model has been developed for a Central Energy Plant which minimizes operational costs for a system involving the generation of chilled water and high temperature hot water plus the generation and/or purchase of electric power with equipment using natural gas or fuel oil energy. The fundamental concepts developed herein are sufficient for the analysis of any combination of energy supplies, demands, and energy conversion equipment. Utilization of this model is demonstrated with a case study and computer program results for high and low temperature environments. The linear programming model approach establishes a well-defined framework for the analysis of complex utility systems and provides valuable results for the economical operation of a Central Energy Plant.

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Graduation Date

1976

Advisor

Doering, Robert D.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Operations Research

Format

PDF

Pages

vi, 122 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0012784

Subjects

Power plants -- Cost of operation -- Computer programs, Power resources

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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