Project: T182700 #03/104
 

The objectives of this initiative will be to:

  • Develop a standardized methodology to identify equipment degradation and cost impacts of start/stops and cycling;
  • Ensure the methodology utilizes a bottom-up approach so that it analyses degradation and cost impact on individual hydro components and then aggregates these results to obtain the overall cost impact;
  • Keep the methodology simple and user friendly;
  • Ensure the inputs and outputs are similar and comparable across hydro plants and utilities;
  • Record, illustrate, and evaluate the phenomenon of accelerated start/stop and cycling cost using available data