Availability factor values
#1
Hello,

I'm new to TIMES and have a basic question. I'm interested in US energy sector modeling, particularly electricity produced by coal-fired power plants. 
My question is how to provide specific availability factor values for coal-fired power plants for the forecast period? I mean, I want the solver to consider a specific availability factor value for each year, that I provide. I downloaded the 12 demo files and was working on them. In demo 8's B-Y templates, I changed the AFA under ELCCOA which I think represents power plants using coal as fuel. But I think this applies only to base year. Please help me in this regard.

Thanks for your assistance. 

Regards,
Chandra
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(05-09-2019, 02:59 AM)chandra Wrote: Hello,

I'm new to TIMES and have a basic question. I'm interested in US energy sector modeling, particularly electricity produced by coal-fired power plants. 
My question is how to provide specific availability factor values for coal-fired power plants for the forecast period? I mean, I want the solver to consider a specific availability factor value for each year, that I provide. I downloaded the 12 demo files and was working on them. In demo 8's B-Y templates, I changed the AFA under ELCCOA which I think represents power plants using coal as fuel. But I think this applies only to base year. Please help me in this regard.

Thanks for your assistance. 

Regards,
Chandra

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#3
Hi Chandra,

You can most certainly assign AFs that change over time by adjusting the AFAfor the ELCOA plants in the DemoS models.

You may want to take a look at the TIMES-Starter platform (https://iea-etsap.org/index.php/etsap-times-starter), which is based upon the USEPA US9r TIMES model. It has a more robust set of power plants & a comprehensive RES for the entire energy system, based initially on the USEPA/DOE data, than DemoS. You can also contact Carol Lenox (Lenox.Carol@epa.gov) requesting access to US9rT.
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(05-09-2019, 04:12 AM)Gary Wrote: Hi Chandra,

You can most certainly assign AFs that change over time by adjusting the AFAfor the ELCOA plants in the DemoS models.

You may want to take a look at the TIMES-Starter platform (https://iea-etsap.org/index.php/etsap-times-starter), which is based upon the USEPA US9r TIMES model. It has a more robust set of power plants & a comprehensive RES for the entire energy system, based initially on the USEPA/DOE data, than DemoS. You can also contact Carol Lenox (Lenox.Carol@epa.gov) requesting access to US9rT.


Dear Mr. Goldstein,

Thank you very much for clarifying my doubt. I'll follow your suggestions. 

With best regards,
Chandra
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