Power System Study to Determine Hydro Benefitsby Leslie Buttorff, Stone & Webster Management, Consultants Inc, Englewood, CO, USA,
Jeffrey G. Klekner, Stone & Webster Management, Consultants Inc, Englewood, CO, USA,
Sharon Bond, Stone & Webster Management, Consultants Inc, Englewood, CO, USA,
Edmund Barbour, Stone & Webster Management, Consultants Inc, Englewood, CO, USA,
Abstract: This paper discusses evaluation methodologies used by Stone & Webster to determine the power benefits for six potential hydropower projects at existing U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) locks and dams located on the lower Ohio River. The investigation includes hydropower project sites at Markland, McAlpine, Cannelton, Newburgh, Uniontown, and Smithland locks and dams. The study is unique in that it applies a sophisticated system expansion model developed by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) entitled the Electric Generation Expansion Analysis System (EGEAS) model to evaluate the potential hydropower benefits from the viewpoint of three public non-federal utilities and three private investor-owned utilities representing major utility systems in the regional power area that could logically absorb project hydropower.
Subject Headings: Hydro power | Electric power | Power plants | Electrical systems | Energy infrastructure | System analysis | Model analysis | Hydrologic models | Locks (dam) | Ohio River
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