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A Study of Evaluation Methods Centered On Reliability for Renewal of Aging Hydropower Plants

Abstract Hydropower generation is one of the clean renewable energies which has received great attention in the power industry. Hydropower has been the leading source of renewable energy. It provides more than 86% of all electricity generated by renewable sources worldwide. Generally, the life span of a hydropower plant is considered as 30 to 50 years. Power plants over 30 years old usually conduct a feasibility study of rehabilitation on their entire facilities including infrastructure. By age 35, the forced outage rate increases by 10 percentage points compared to the previous year. Much longer outages occur in power plants older than 20 years. Consequently, the forced outage rate increases exponentially due to these longer outages. Although these... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Kwon, Ogeuk (Author) / Holbert, Keith E (Advisor) / Heydt, Gerald T (Committee member) / Pan, Rong (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical Engineering / Industrial Engineering / Economics / Evaluation method / Hydropower plant / Reliability
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 127 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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