Accession Number : ADA019858

Title :   Allocation of Generator Resources for Maximum Operating Efficiency.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Keeling,Russell L.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : A determination of the most economical manner of managing thermal generators in a single power facility is made. System load is modeled as a point load at the plant bus. Applying this load restriction, the operating condition necessary for optimum plant efficiency is derived using the Lagrange method of solving equations containing variables and constraints. Input-output curves of the thermal generators are approximated by linear segments. An algorithm to ascertain the optimum solution while using typical generator data is developed and implemented into a FORTRAN computer program. This routine specifies not only the incrementing procedure to be used under fluctuating loads, but also the exact power output required of each committed generator to enable the plant to meet a specified load most economically.

Descriptors :   *Thermal power plants, Electric generators, Optimization, Operation, Efficiency, Computer programs, FORTRAN, Theses, Lagrangian functions

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE