Final Report on the Operation and Maintenance Improvement Program for Concentrating Solar Power Plants

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This report describes the results of a six-year, $6.3 million project to reduce operation and maintenance (O&M) costs at power plants employing concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. Sandia National Laboratories teamed with KJC Operating Company to implement the O&M Improvement Program. O&M technologies developed during the course of the program were demonstrated at the 150-MW Kramer Junction solar power park located in Boron, California. Improvements were made in the following areas: (a) efficiency of solar energy collection, (b) O&M information management, (c) reliability of solar field flow loop hardware, (d) plant operating strategy, and (e) cost reduction associated with environmental ... continued below

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E., Cohen Gilbert; Kearney, David W. & Kolb, Gregory J. June 1, 1999.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This report describes the results of a six-year, $6.3 million project to reduce operation and maintenance (O&M) costs at power plants employing concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. Sandia National Laboratories teamed with KJC Operating Company to implement the O&M Improvement Program. O&M technologies developed during the course of the program were demonstrated at the 150-MW Kramer Junction solar power park located in Boron, California. Improvements were made in the following areas: (a) efficiency of solar energy collection, (b) O&M information management, (c) reliability of solar field flow loop hardware, (d) plant operating strategy, and (e) cost reduction associated with environmental issues. A 37% reduction in annual O&M costs was achieved. Based on the lessons learned, an optimum solar- field O&M plan for future CSP plants is presented. Parabolic trough solar technology is employed at Kramer Junction. However, many of the O&M improvements described in the report are also applicable to CSP plants based on solar power tower or dish/engine concepts.

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  • Other: DE00008378
  • Report No.: SAND99-1290
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/8378 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 8378
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc783340

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  • June 1, 1999

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E., Cohen Gilbert; Kearney, David W. & Kolb, Gregory J. Final Report on the Operation and Maintenance Improvement Program for Concentrating Solar Power Plants, report, June 1, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc783340/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.