Power plants, Cost of operation, Computer programs, Power resources
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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Doering, Robert D.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
vi, 122 pages
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Power plants -- Cost of operation -- Computer programs, Power resources
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