Determining Hydro Project Dependable Capacityby Richard L. Mittelstadt, Corps of Engineers, United States,
Abstract: Traditional techniques for estimating a hydro project's dependable capacity are of limited value when evaluating a hydro project in a thermal-based power system. For such systems, a new approach has been developed, which approximates the way the load-carrying capability of a thermal plant is determined in a loss-of-load-probability analysis. This paper describes both the traditional procedures and the proposed new method, and shows how the latter has been applied to a typical project evaluation.
Subject Headings: Load bearing capacity | Hydro power | Electric power | Thermal loads | Thermal analysis | Thermal power | Probability | Load factors
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