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Figure D-2. Energy gain, replacing runners
new runners are in place and the capacity of the
curve on Figure D-2 rather than the upper curve.
generators can be increased to match the full output
The gain in energy for this scenario would be
of the new runners. As a result, the capacity of the
4,000 MWh instead of 16,000 Mwh.
plant is increased to (4 units 60 MW) = 240 MW.
D-8. Energy Gained by Improved
b. The upper limit (which truncates the
duration curve) is increased from 200 MW to
240 MW, so the generation-duration curve was
a. The major rehabilitation guidance
extended to the new upper limit. The upper hatched
area on Figure D-3 defines the gain in energy output
realized from adding a generator rewind to turbine
availability. Major elements in this analysis are the
assumptions that are used to define the base
condition, or the "without major rehabilitation"
Energy output with existing
condition. The base condition assumes that the
project will be operated in the most efficient manner
Energy output with generator
possible without the proposed rehabilitation.
Should the project experience unsatisfactory
Gain in energy output
performance (e.g., a hydroelectric power unit
outage), it is assumed that emergency funds will be
Note that a gain in generation could also be realized
available to fix the feature. The timing, frequency,
and consequences of system disruptions are all
existing turbines. The upper hatched area would be
unknown and must be estimated for both the with
smaller, being defined by an extension of the lower
and without project conditions.