World Power: The value of starting up a power plant

29 June 2010

Article World Power: the value of starting up a power plantPower_Plant

Which costs impact the value of starting up a power plant? Avoiding perfect foresight with least squares Monte Carlo: in this article we demonstrate the impact of various start-stop constraints and costs. This impact analysis is possible by applying techniques for generating realistic Monte Carlo price simulations in combination with techniques for optimizing the production pattern.

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Click here to download the article. This paper was published in World Power, 2010

Authors: Cyriel de Jong, Dirk van Abbema, Hans van Dijken & Henk Sjoerd Los.