Economic factors of Hydro Plants Versus Fossil Plants for Load Frequency Control

by R. P. Broadwater, Tennessee Technological Univ, Cookeville, TN, USA,
R. L. Johnson, Tennessee Technological Univ, Cookeville, TN, USA,
F. E. Duckett, Tennessee Technological Univ, Cookeville, TN, USA,
W. T. Boston, Tennessee Technological Univ, Cookeville, TN, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine whether hydro plants with Francis turbines or fossil plants are more economical for load frequency control. Using data from the Tennessee Valley Authority's (abbreviated TVA) Gallatin Steam Plant and the TVA Cherokee, Wilson, and Fontana Hydro Plants, a cost comparison of different modes of operation for load frequency control was performed considering two plants at a time. Study results are discussed.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Load factors | Economic factors | Electric power | Hydro power | Comparative studies | Federal government | Electrical systems | North America | Tennessee | United States

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