6

Hydro-Thermal Scheduling

OBJECTIVES

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • know the importance of hydro-thermal co-ordination
  • develop the mathematical modeling of long-term hydro-thermal co-ordination
  • study the Kirchmayer’s method for short-term hydro-thermal co-ordination
  • study the advantages of hydro-thermal plants combination
6.1 INTRODUCTION

No state or country is endowed with plenty of water sources or abundant coal and nuclear fuel. For minimum environmental pollution, thermal generation should be minimum. Hence, a mix of hydro and thermal-power generation is necessary. The states that have a large hydro-potential can supply excess hydro-power during periods of high water run-off to other states and can receive thermal ...

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