1. Generation Plant Cost of Operations and Cycling Optimization (COCO) Model¶
1.1. Project Objectives¶
COCO project will develop a model to accurately estimate the cost of cycling large coal plants so that they can be operated efficiently as part of a comprehensive strategy for generation planning and dispatch.
1.2. Technical Scope Summary¶
PNNL work scope is divided into two tasks:
- Support data-driven modeling of the cycling cost by developing improved machine learning models and a method to optimize boiler cycling for cost efficiency,
- Modeling integration and testing. The specific details of each task are provided below.