Long-Range Regional Power Plant Siting Model

by Peter M. Meier, (A.M.ASCE), Manager; Regional Energy Studies Program, Policy Analysis Div., National Center for Analysis of Energy Systems, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Energy Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 1, Pg. 117-135

Document Type: Journal Paper


A linear programming model for long-range regional power plant siting is presented. Designed for use in energy planning studies as a bridge between energy scenarios and environmental transport models, it can also be used by siting agencies to analyze alternative siting strategies in terms of cumulative environmental impacts on a region, and to assess the economic penalties associated with various regulatory strategies. The model includes consideration of air, water, and land-use contraints, and is applied to the New York Power Pool in a simulation of the impact of various air pollution control strategies.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Air pollution | Hydro power | Bridge design | Environmental issues | Water pollution | Simulation models | Computer programming | New York | United States

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