# Unit Commitment

## Unit Commitment

Designed to minimize operating cost and improve life time of generation units
Monitors generation operating condition, running hours, maintenance schedules, etc. to determine which generators should be started\stopped to meet defined objectives.

In Forecast mode, the ETAP Unit Commitment will look at the forecasted load in the system and determine the operating schedule for each of the units hourly taking into account startup, ram-up times as well objectives mentioned above.

### Unit Commitment Key Features

The following objective can be achieved in ETAPUnit Commitment

• Minimize Fuel Cost (Efficiency)
• Minimize Current Running Hours
• Minimize Total Running Hours after Maintenance
• Minimize Total Running Hours after Installation