Efficiency Monitoring Yields Large Revenue Gains

by Scott R. Hamilton, Washington Water Power Co, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89

Abstract: This paper presents a Washington Water Power Company program to increase hydroelectric plant operations' efficiency. This increase is due to improved flow, head, and megawatt data displayed on a continuous basis for the operator as power production efficiency. Improvements of over 6% have occurred.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Revenues | Data processing | Data collection | Water conservation | Hydrologic data | Head (fluid mechanics) | Washington | North America | United States

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