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International Journal of Statistika and Mathematika, ISSN: 2277- 2790 E-ISSN: 2249-8605

Volume 11, Issue 3, August 2014 pp 196-201

Research Article

Cost-Benefit analysis of two identical cold standby system subject to non-availability of water resulting failure to produce hydroelectric power and failure due to rainfall

Ashok Kumar Saini

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, B. L. J. S. College, Tosham, Bhiwani, Haryana, INDIA.

Academic Editor: Dr. Dase R. K.


Introduction: Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. It is the most widely used form of renewable energy, accounting for 16 percent of global electricity generation – 3,427 terawatt-hours of electricity production in 2010 and is expected to increase about 3.1% each year for the next 25 years. Hydropower is produced in 150 countries, with the Asia-Pacific region generating 32 percent of global hydropower in 2010. China is the largest hydroelectricity producer, with 721 terawatt-hours of production in 2010, representing around 17 percent of domestic electricity use. The cost of hydroelectricity is relatively low, making it a competitive source of renewable electricity. The average cost of electricity from a hydro plant larger than 10 megawatts is 3 to 5 U.S. cents per kilowatt-hour. It is also a flexible source of electricity since the amount produced by the plant can be changed up or down very quickly to adapt to changing energy demands. Water plays an important and pivotal role in producing hydroelectric power. Non-availability of water results failure to produce hydroelectric power. Reliability is a measure of how well a system performs or meets its design requirements. It is hence the prime concern of all scientists and engineers engaged in developing such a system.. In this paper we have taken two types of failures (1) FNAW- non-availability of water resulting failure to produce Hydroelectric Power (2) FRF-failure due to Rainfall. Applying the regenerative point technique with renewal process theory the various reliability parameters MTSF, Availability, Busy period, Benefit-Function analysis have been evaluated.

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