(248aa) Real-Time Dynamic Efficiency Optimization of Coal-Fired Steam Power Plants
This work presents a dynamic model of a 600 MW subcritical coal-fired steam power plant and the real-time optimization for power plant efficiency. In this presentation, the steps for the model development and steady-state validation of an integrated steam cycle-boiler model are discussed. The model is validated against steady-state data from a reference subcritical-pressure power plant.9 Conventional control designs are successfully incorporated in the system model. Transient analyses of the response of the power plant to varying the coal loads show that the model provides a robust test-bed for dynamically changing power demand. The optimization capabilities of the complementary tool chain are demonstrated in case studies of nominal efficiency optimization of the integrated plant with respect to admissible plant inputs. The objective of real-time power plant optimization is to maximize the efficiency of power plants, operating in a transient fashion. This is done by calculating optimum time-varying input trajectories, which satisfy operability and safety constraints during the transition between steady states.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1054718.
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