Optimization of Power Production Based on Efficiency Data

by Leif Vinnogg, Nybro-Bjerck A/S, Norway,
Birger Godal Holt, Nybro-Bjerck A/S, Norway,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89

Abstract: Computer programs dealing with different parts of the optimization process are in operation in Norway today, and they include: the hydrological part from weather forecast to reservoir level/volume; the power plant with water passages and machinery; a series of power stations and reservoirs in a river system; and a set of power stations with transmission lines, distribution network and power market (varying demand and price). In this paper, a power plant program is discussed. This program was developed by Nybro-Bjerck A/S for the Norwegian State Power Board for use in their 33 power plants with 105 units with an annual production of about 30 TWh.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Power transmission lines | Power transmission | Computer software | Reservoirs | Load distribution | Computer networks | Europe | Norway

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