Selection of Jim Falls Turbine Generators

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by Stanley A. Armbruster, Black & Veatch/Motor Columbus, Associates, Kansas City, MO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87:

Abstract: The selection of the unit configuration for the Northern States Power Company's Jim Falls Hydro Redevelopment Project was based on an extensive evaluation of various turbine types, flow regulation methods, and number of units. Six optimized turbine generator arrangements were evaluated and a standard comparative cost analysis was made of the capital and annual costs. Decision Tree Analyses were performed to quantify several considerations.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Turbines | Comparative studies | Trees | Electric power | Electrical equipment | Power plants | Regulated flow |

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