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Accession Number DE2013-1084184
Title Financial Analysis of Experimental Releases Conducted at Glen Canyon Dam During Water Year 2012.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 38p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This report examines the financial implications of experimental flows conducted at the Glen Canyon Dam (GCD) in water year 2012. It is the fourth report in a series examining financial implications of experimental flows conducted since the Record of Decision (ROD) was adopted in February 1997 (Reclamation 1996). A report released in January 2011 examined water years 1997 to 2005 (Veselka et al. 2011), a report released in August 2011 examined water years 2006 to 2010 (Poch et al. 2011), and a report released June 2012 examined water year 2011 (Poch et al. 2012). An experimental release may have either a positive or negative impact on the financial value of energy production. This study estimates the financial costs of experimental releases, identifies the main factors that contribute to these costs, and compares the interdependencies among these factors. An integrated set of tools was used to compute the financial impacts of the experimental releases by simulating the operation of the GCD under two scenarios, namely, (1) a baseline scenario that assumes both that operations comply with the ROD operating criteria and the experimental releases that actually took place during the study period, and (2) a without experiments scenario that is identical to the baseline scenario of operations that comply with the GCD ROD, except it assumes that experimental releases did not occur.
Keywords Costs
Dams
Energy systems
Financial management
Glen Canyon Dam
Hydrology
Production
Simulation
Water flow


 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 48G - Hydrology & Limnology
50B - Civil Engineering
Corporate Author Argonne National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1325
Contract Number DE-AC02-06CH11357

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