Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2019


Tim Anerson

Course Title

Operations Research

Course Number

ETM 540


Hydroelectric power plants -- Maintenance and repair, Technology -- Management, Linear programming, Turbines -- Repairing


Rehabilitating aging infrastructure is an on-going challenge for federal agencies who operate federal hydropower plants. The objective of this project was to create a linear programming model that could be used as a tool to aid in decision making related to turbine replacement at hydropower facilities. It was applied to one specific hydropower plant in this case, but the method could be generalized and used for screening purposes for other plants. The goals were to maximize energy generation value and minimize cost over the long term and three different models were used to identify the best way to move forward.


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