Analyses and tabulation of heat rates, unit commitment generator constraint parameter values and emissions estimates of the electricity generators of power plants in Texas

dc.contributor.advisorAllen, David T.
dc.creatorVaid, Paras
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-5475-2609
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-30T22:17:26Z
dc.date.available2020-03-30T22:17:26Z
dc.date.created2019-12
dc.date.issued2019-11-22
dc.date.submittedDecember 2019
dc.date.updated2020-03-30T22:17:27Z
dc.description.abstractThis work analyzes and tabulates heat rates, unit commitment generator constraint parameters, and emission estimates for electricity generators within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid. The heat rate is the amount of fuel required to generate one unit of electricity. It is a measure of the efficiency of a generator. The thesis describes the method(s) for determining heat rate values, using the heat input to the generator and the net generation of power and, in some cases, heat. The heat rate results developed in this work are compared to earlier datasets. This work also develops and quality assures emission rate estimates for oxides of nitrogen (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO₂) and carbon dioxide (CO₂) that have been derived from sources such as the Emissions and Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID)
dc.description.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/80492
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/7508
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectElectricity generators
dc.subjectPower plants
dc.subjectHeat rate
dc.subjectEmission estimates
dc.subjectUnit commitment
dc.subjectERCOT
dc.subjecteGRID
dc.subjectDataset
dc.titleAnalyses and tabulation of heat rates, unit commitment generator constraint parameter values and emissions estimates of the electricity generators of power plants in Texas
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineering
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