Real Time Modeling to Meet Flow Requirements at a Fossil Steam Plant

by Barbara A. Miller, TVA, Norris, TN, USA,
James A. Parsly, TVA, Norris, TN, USA,
Pete Ostrowski, Jr., TVA, Norris, TN, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: A real time modeling system has been developed to schedule hydropower operations in order to comply with discharge permit requirements at a downstream fossil steam plant. The modeling system provides an interactive and efficient solution to complicated and highly unsteady flow conditions along a 44-mile river reach. Installation of the modeling system at the Tennessee Valley Authority Power Control Center and application of the model on a real time basis incorporates environmental constraints into the daily scheduling of hydropower and reservoir operations.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Hydrologic models | Data processing | Flow duration | Computer models | Unsteady flow | Steam power | Flow simulation | North America | Tennessee | United States

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