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:

  1. Support data-driven modeling of the cycling cost by developing improved machine learning models and a method to optimize boiler cycling for cost efficiency,
  2. Modeling integration and testing. The specific details of each task are provided below.

1.3. Task 1.

1.4. Task 2.