ROCKY1: AN ENERGY-ENVIRONMENT MODEL OF COAL AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

This report describes a linear programming model of coal supply and electricity generation called ROCKY1. ROCKY1 is a national model built up from 57 coal demand (electricity supply) regions, 39 electricity demand regions, and 30 coal supply regions. The model satisfies a specified demand for electricity in each region by simulating coal production and transportation, electricity generation, and electricity transmission to minimize total costs subject to physical and environmental constraints. The model is appropriate for a wide range of energy policy analyses. It can aid in the examination of the effects of national legislation governing air-quality standards and of restrictions on coal burning imposed by individual states. The method of incorporating restrictions on ambient concentrations of sulfur dioxide is unique to ROCKY1 and provides a basis for examination of the effects of coal conversion on western air quality. (ERA citation 05:014719)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Los Alamos National Laboratory

    P.O. Box 1663
    Los Alamos, NM  USA  87545

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • Bivins, R L
    • Kolstad, C D
    • Loose, V W
    • Pendley, R E
    • Stein, M L
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM