Power Generation, Operation & Control

Course Learning Objectives

  • Learn the characteristics of generation unit input/output curves.
  • Study the economic dispatch of generation units, learn the use of LaGrange functions and the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions.
  • Understand the use participation factors, transmission losses, penalty factors, and locational marginal prices.
  • Gain a basic understanding of linear programming and its application to economic dispatch.
  • Learn how generating units are committed to meet load over the hours of a week using dynamic programing and Lagrange relaxation.
  • Learn how gas fueled generation is scheduled to meet take or pay contracts, study fuel scheduling problems that involve transportation and storage.
  • Learn how to schedule hydroelectric power plants and pumped storage plants.
  • Learn the role played by the transmission system, learn the basics of power flow calculations, incremental losses, and penalty factors.
  • Study power system security analysis, PTDF and LODF factors and contingency selection methods.
  • Gain an understanding of the optimal power flow calculation, the incremental linear programming and interior point algorithms.
  • How to break down the location marginal price into its three basic components.
  • Understand the issues of using real time measurements and the state estimator, including bad data detection and identification and measurement observability.
  • Understanding the issues involved in interchange if energy between companies, including brokers, power pools, and markets.
  • Understand financial transmission rights contracts.
  • Learn the basics of demand forecasting.

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Power Generation, Operation and Control, 3rd Edition (Buy here)

Authors: Allen J. Wood, Bruce F. Wollenberg, Gerald B. Sheble

ISBN: 978-0-471-79055-6

Publisher: Wiley

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