Optimal Load Dispatch Model for an Electricity Grid – linear programming (LP) model

May 1st, 2010 8 Comments   Posted in optimal load dispatch

Optimal Load Dispatch Model for an Electricity Grid – linear programming (LP) model

An optimal load dispatch model for the Luzon, Visayas and Mindano island grids of the Philippines has been prepared by your energy technology selection and business development expert.

Using linear programming techniques, an optimal load dispatch problem has been prepared in an excel spreadsheet (xls format) which the user can modify and expand and update input data for his particular electricity grid to be analyzed.

This model is a must for regulators in order that future capacity expansion studies are optimized to minimize generation cost and therefore the cost of electricity.  Power plant developers and investors will likewise benefit from this model in order that estimates as to the desirability of a new capacity investment will be made at the drawing board before the actual power plant is constructed.  It will provide estimates on the level of dispatch a new power plant will expect given the existing power generation mix and incremental (variable) O&M costs.

Regards,

Marcial Ocampo

Energy Technology Selection and Business Development Consultant

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Model for Calculating Power Plant Emissions and outsourcing emission calculations

May 1st, 2010 No Comments   Posted in power plant emissions

Calculating Power Plant Emissions for sale and outsourcing emission calculations

A spreadsheet model for calculating power plant emissions has been developed by your energy technology selection expert.

The calculation procedure is straight forward.  The user inputs the ultimate (elemental) fuel analysis (%C, %H, %S, %O, %N, % moisture, % ash), excess air ratio (% excess air of % excess O2 in the flue gas) and a flue gas material balance will yield the wet and dry gas analysis of the flue gas (%CO2, % H2O, %SO2, %O2, %N2).  Products of partial combustion (e.g. CO) and NOx (NO2, N2O) are not covered by this model since they are a factor of dissociation reactions and require complex equilibrium models.

If the fuel has substantial Sulfur and it needs to be removed (scrubber, limestone addition), the model will calculate the minimum sulfur removal efficiency that needs to be attained by the equipment to meet environmental standards (as %SO2, as ppm SO2, as mg SO2/normal cubic meter, as gram SO2 per kWh, etc).

Please email me your exact problem, input data and expected outputs to be calculated so I may be able to respond to your needs.  The cost of the model and any customization works would have to be negotiated based on your specifications.

Regards,

Marcial Ocampo

Energy Technology Selection and Business Development Consultant

mars_ocampo@yahoo.com

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Feed-in Tariff Calculation Models for sale – biomass, cogen, mini-hydro, wind, solar and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC)

May 1st, 2010 14 Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Feed-in Tariff Calculation Models for sale – biomass, cogen, mini-hydro, wind, solar and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC)

A project finance model for calculating feed-in tariff to be paid to renewable energy developers to recover their cost of capital, generation cost and provide for reasonable profit using the DCF IRR method has been prepared for the National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) of the Philippines.

Thus, given the renewable energy (RE) capacity expansion plan (capacity, generation), an estimate on the annual budget to be paid to RE developers could be prepared.

The FiT model calculates the first year tariff and the levelized selling price (tariff), levelized cost of energy and generation (LCOE), and levelized profit, which is similar to the proforma income statement presentation.

The user simply updates an input sheet to enter the case input data and converges the model by pressing a macro that will vary the first year tariff so that the interplay of revenue (FiT) less generation costs (fixed O&M, variable O&M, fuels and lubes, regulatory costs, depreciation, interest on loan) will result in an equity discounted cash flow internal rate of return (equity DCF IRR) equal to the minimum investor returns.

Interested consultants, regulators, project developers may request for demo (protected) excel copies for their appreciation of the inputs, calculation procedures, reports, graphics and summaries, and once they are convinced that it is useful, they may place an order at the ENERGY DATA page of this blog, and remit payment via PayPal for the desired model.

Alternatively, you may place an order via email and I will provide you with my bank details to remit the payment via wire transfer.  Once confirmed that my PayPal or local bank account has received payment, I will then email two (2) excel (in xls format) file copies for your file.

Regards,

Marcial Ocampo

Energy Technology Selection and Business Development Consultant

mars_ocampo@yahoo.com

energydataexpert@gmail.com More »