Efficiency Monitoring Yields Large Revenue Gains

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

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89


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: Hydro power | Power plants | Revenues | Data collection | Hydrologic data | Water conservation | Flow measurement | Economic factors | Washington | United States

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