APOM, the Air Pollutant Optimization Model, integrates a reduced form of a fully coupled atmospheric model within a unit commitment optimization model. This allows a fully dynamical approach towards electricity planning that accurately and rapidly minimizes both cost and health impacts.
The animation shows, on the left, a power plant in Georgia from July 4 to 11 in 2007, and on the right, how the power plant could have been operated to reduce health impacts.
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- “Reduce Health Impacts from Power Plants,” V. M. Thomas, Georgia Tech Sustainability Symposium, October 29, 2019.
This work was supported in part by the Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute