last modified: 18-AUG-1995 | catalog | categories | new | search |

ESTS0176 RECAP.

RECAP, Replacement Energy Cost for Short-Term Reactor Plant Shut-Down

top ]
1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  RECAP, replacement energy cost
analysis
top ]
2. COMPUTERS
To submit a request, click below on the link of the version you wish to order. Only liaison officers are authorised to submit online requests. Rules for requesters are available here.
Program name Package id Status Status date
RECAP ESTS0176/01 Tested 18-AUG-1995

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
ESTS0176/01 IBM PC PC-80486
top ]
3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

RECAP (Replacement Energy Cost  Analysis Package) determines the replacement energy costs associated with short-term shutdowns or deratings of one or more nuclear reactors. Replacement energy cost refers to the change in generating-system production cost that results from shutting down a reactor. The cost calculations are based on the seasonal, unit-specific cost estimates for 1988-1991 for all 117 nuclear electricity-generating units in the U.S. RECAP is menu-driven, allowing the user to define specific case studies in terms of parameters such as the units to be included, the length and timing of the shutdown or derating period, the unit capacity factors, and the reference year for reporting cost results. In addition to simultaneous shutdown cases, more complicated situations, such as overlapping shutdown periods or shutdowns that occur in different years, can be examined through use of a present-worth calculation option.
top ]
4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

The user selects a set of units for analysis, defines a shutdown (or derating) period, and specifies any planned maintenance outages, delays in unit startups, or changes in default  capacity factors. The program then determines which seasonal cost numbers to apply, estimates total and daily costs, and makes the appropriate adjustments for multiple outages if they are encountered. The change in production cost is determined from the difference between the total variable costs (variable fuel cost, variable operation and maintenance cost, and purchased energy cost)  when the reactor is available for generation and when it is not. Changes in reference-year dollars are based on gross national product (GNP) price deflators or on optional use inputs.
Once RECAP has completed the initial cost estimates for a case study (or series of case studies), present-worth analysis can be conducted using different reference-year dollars and discount rates, as specified by the user. The program uses default values for gross national product price deflators unless user-defined cost adjustment factors are entered.
top ]
5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Maximum of 25 case-  study files. Care should be exercised in applying the replacement energy cost estimates to shutdowns of a year or more, because in such cases utilities would probably seek more-optimum solutions to the loss of a nuclear unit. Long-term adjustments of this nature are not included in this analysis.
top ]
6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

NESC executed the sample problem in approximately 1.5 minutes on an IBM PC/AT.
top ]
7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

Where the user is looking for less case-specific evaluations, RECAP provides a review option for scanning the seasonal costs ($/day) for each unit. This option is useful for a rapid review of cost sensitivities as a function of season and reactor.
top ]
8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:
top ]
9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
ESTS0176/01 18-AUG-1995 Tested at NEADB
top ]
10. REFERENCES

- RECAP, ENSC No. 1124, RECAP Flexible Disk Cartridge Descriptions
and Selected Sample Problem Output, National Energy Software
Center Note 92-10, October 9, 1991.
- J.C. VanKuiken, K.A. Guziel, W.A. Buehring, and B.P. Hamilton,
Replacement Energy Costs for Nuclear Electricity-Generating Units
in the United States: 1987-1991, NUREG/CR-4012 Vol. 2 (ANL-AA-30
Vol. 2), 1986.
ESTS0176/01, included references:
- J.C. VanKuiken et al.:
  Replacement Energy Cost Analysis Package (RECAP) - User's Guide
  NUREG/CR-5344, ANL/EES-TM-364 (April 1989).
- Replacement Energy Cost Analysis Package - Sample Problem Output
  NESC 1124
top ]
11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

An IBM PC or compatible personal computer with a fixed disk drive or dual 5.25-inch flexible disk drives. Optional equipment includes a colour monitor and a printer.
ESTS0176/01
The program was implemented by the NEA Data Bank on a DELL 466/L (66-MHz) PC/80486.
top ]
12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
ESTS0176/01 BASIC
top ]
13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  MS-DOS 3.1 or higher.
ESTS0176/01
The NEA Data Bank compiled the source using the Microsoft QuickBASIC compiler version 4.5 and ran the executable under MS-DOS version 6.20.
top ]
14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
top ]
15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

      J.C.VanKuiken, C.J. Daun, and M.J. Jusko
      Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL. (United States)
top ]
16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
ESTS0176/01
File name File description Records
ESTS0176_01.001 Information file 198
ESTS0176_01.002 Author's information file 57
ESTS0176_01.003 RECAP source file #1 3037
ESTS0176_01.004 RECAP source file #2 698
ESTS0176_01.005 RECAP include file 27
ESTS0176_01.006 RECAP object file #1 0
ESTS0176_01.007 RECAP object file #2 0
ESTS0176_01.008 RECAP object file #3 0
ESTS0176_01.009 RECAP object file #4 0
ESTS0176_01.010 RECAP object file #5 0
ESTS0176_01.011 To compile RECAP.BAS 1
ESTS0176_01.012 To compile RECAP1.BAS 1
ESTS0176_01.013 To link RECAP 2
ESTS0176_01.014 RECAP executable 0
ESTS0176_01.015 Case study list 0
ESTS0176_01.016 Price adjustments in power pools 524
ESTS0176_01.017 Reactor data file 4329
ESTS0176_01.018 Power pool data file 131
ESTS0176_01.019 Help file #1 48
ESTS0176_01.020 Help file #2 109
ESTS0176_01.021 Help file #3 22
ESTS0176_01.022 Help file #4 29
ESTS0176_01.023 Help file #5 23
ESTS0176_01.024 Help file #6 24
ESTS0176_01.025 Help file #7 21
ESTS0176_01.026 Help file #8 25
ESTS0176_01.027 Help file #9 89
ESTS0176_01.028 Help file #10 20
ESTS0176_01.029 Help file #11 29
ESTS0176_01.030 Help file #12 10
ESTS0176_01.031 Help file #13 24
ESTS0176_01.032 Help file #14 13
ESTS0176_01.033 Help file #15 36
ESTS0176_01.034 Help file #16 21
ESTS0176_01.035 Help file #17 21
ESTS0176_01.036 Help file #18 41
ESTS0176_01.037 Help file #19 41
ESTS0176_01.038 Help file #20 22
ESTS0176_01.039 Help file #21 21
ESTS0176_01.040 Help file #22 20
ESTS0176_01.041 Help file #23 15
ESTS0176_01.042 Help file #24 11
ESTS0176_01.043 Help file #25 41
ESTS0176_01.044 Help file #26 20
ESTS0176_01.045 Help file #27 34
ESTS0176_01.046 Help file #28 21
ESTS0176_01.047 Message file #1 2
ESTS0176_01.048 Message file #2 1
ESTS0176_01.049 Message file #3 22
ESTS0176_01.050 Message file #4 34
ESTS0176_01.051 Message file #5 61
ESTS0176_01.052 Message file #6 27
ESTS0176_01.053 Message file #7 15
ESTS0176_01.054 Message file #8 15
ESTS0176_01.055 Message file #9 30
ESTS0176_01.056 Message file #10 32
ESTS0176_01.057 Message file #11 25
ESTS0176_01.058 Message file #12 40
ESTS0176_01.059 Screen file #1 33
ESTS0176_01.060 Screen file #2 33
ESTS0176_01.061 Screen file #3 33
ESTS0176_01.062 Screen file #4 33
ESTS0176_01.063 Screen file #5 33
ESTS0176_01.064 Screen file #6 33
ESTS0176_01.065 Screen file #7 33
ESTS0176_01.066 Screen file #8 33
ESTS0176_01.067 Screen file #9 33
ESTS0176_01.068 Screen file #10 33
ESTS0176_01.069 Screen file #11 33
ESTS0176_01.070 Screen file #12 33
ESTS0176_01.071 Screen file #13 33
ESTS0176_01.072 Screen file #14 33
ESTS0176_01.073 Screen file #15 33
ESTS0176_01.074 Screen file #16 33
ESTS0176_01.075 Screen file #17 33
ESTS0176_01.076 Screen file #18 33
ESTS0176_01.077 Screen file #19 33
ESTS0176_01.078 Screen file #20 33
ESTS0176_01.079 Screen file #21 33
ESTS0176_01.080 Screen file #22 33
ESTS0176_01.081 Screen file #23 33
ESTS0176_01.082 Screen file #24 33
ESTS0176_01.083 Screen file #25 33
ESTS0176_01.084 Screen file #26 33
ESTS0176_01.085 Screen file #27 33
ESTS0176_01.086 Input data bounds file #1 1
ESTS0176_01.087 Input data bounds file #2 4
ESTS0176_01.088 Input data bounds file #3 17
ESTS0176_01.089 Input data bounds file #4 2
ESTS0176_01.090 Input data bounds file #5 1
ESTS0176_01.091 Input data bounds file #6 6
ESTS0176_01.092 Input data bounds file #7 25
ESTS0176_01.093 Input data bounds file #8 25
ESTS0176_01.094 Input data bounds file #9 41
ESTS0176_01.095 DOS file-names 94
top ]
17. CATEGORIES
  • D. Depletion, Fuel Management, Cost Analysis, and Power Plant Economics

Keywords: energy management, operating cost, power reactors, reactor operation, simulation.