Spreadsheet Applications for Hydropower Developers and Operators

by John P. Cross, STS Consultants Ltd, Northbrook, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87


This paper will examine the role of spreadsheet analysis in all aspects of hydropower development. The structure of the presentation will be first to briefly present an overview of the theory behind spreadsheet modeling including a discussion of the various types of spreadsheets available. Second, suggestions will be made of possible areas for the application of spreadsheet technology within the hydropowr industry. Third, guidelines for the use of spreadsheets will be presented from the perspective of proper data processing control and protection. Finally, a general conclusion regarding spreadsheet usage will be presented and directions for future study will be given.

Subject Headings: Spreadsheets | Hydro power | Economic factors | Structural models | Industries | Power plants | Education | Hydrologic models

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