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Title: Power plant performance analysis and guidelines study. Summary report

Abstract

The objectives and intent of this study were to: identify power plant performance indices, and data sources; tabulate the historical performance of power plants on a national and California basis; assess the impact of plant design and construction procedures, site and regulatory factors, contract procedures, plant operation and maintenance factors and other factors which affect power plant reliability and efficiency; determine issues which must be addressed by utilities in proposing the most cost-effective levels of reliability and efficiency in power plants; and recommend guidelines and follow-up procedures that might be implemented by the Commission to assess and bring about improvements in the performance of new plants. As a result of this study a two part guideline was developed to ensure that the most cost-effective levels or ranges of reliability and efficiency will be obtained by new plants to be sited in California. The first part addresses the utilities establishment of the most cost-effective levels or ranges of reliability and efficiency for new plants within the existing utility electric generation and supply system. The second part is to be used to insure that specific actions will be taken by the utility to achieve the established reliability and efficiency levels or rangesmore » in the most cost-effective manner. Four indices of power plant performance were recommended for use by the utilities and Commission in assessing the reliability and efficiency proposed for the generating facility(ies). These indices are: Capacity Factor; Equivalent Availability; Operating Availability; and Heat Rate. (LCL)« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5578395
Report Number(s):
DOE/RA/08137-T1(Summ.)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC01-77RA08137
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CALIFORNIA; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; COMBINED-CYCLE POWER PLANTS; ECONOMICS; RELIABILITY; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANTS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; CAPACITY; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; LICENSING; PERFORMANCE; STANDARDS; TABLES; DATA; DATA FORMS; INFORMATION; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUMERICAL DATA; POWER PLANTS; USA; WESTERN REGION; 200100* - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Power Plants & Power Generation; 210000 - Nuclear Power Plants; 150800 - Geothermal Power Plants; 296000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Electric Power

Citation Formats

Keller, R W, Bhatla, A, and Smith, M J. Power plant performance analysis and guidelines study. Summary report. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Keller, R W, Bhatla, A, & Smith, M J. Power plant performance analysis and guidelines study. Summary report. United States.
Keller, R W, Bhatla, A, and Smith, M J. Thu . "Power plant performance analysis and guidelines study. Summary report". United States.
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abstractNote = {The objectives and intent of this study were to: identify power plant performance indices, and data sources; tabulate the historical performance of power plants on a national and California basis; assess the impact of plant design and construction procedures, site and regulatory factors, contract procedures, plant operation and maintenance factors and other factors which affect power plant reliability and efficiency; determine issues which must be addressed by utilities in proposing the most cost-effective levels of reliability and efficiency in power plants; and recommend guidelines and follow-up procedures that might be implemented by the Commission to assess and bring about improvements in the performance of new plants. As a result of this study a two part guideline was developed to ensure that the most cost-effective levels or ranges of reliability and efficiency will be obtained by new plants to be sited in California. The first part addresses the utilities establishment of the most cost-effective levels or ranges of reliability and efficiency for new plants within the existing utility electric generation and supply system. The second part is to be used to insure that specific actions will be taken by the utility to achieve the established reliability and efficiency levels or ranges in the most cost-effective manner. Four indices of power plant performance were recommended for use by the utilities and Commission in assessing the reliability and efficiency proposed for the generating facility(ies). These indices are: Capacity Factor; Equivalent Availability; Operating Availability; and Heat Rate. (LCL)},
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place = {United States},
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