The design of plant-wide control system to optimize electricity production in geothermal power plant is proposed in this research. The objective is to overcome the deficiency due to changes in the characteristics of production well and fluctuation in electricity demand load. The proposed plant-wide control system has two main tasks; to maintain production process at optimum value and to increase efficiency. The pressure in separator and condenser is maintained at the respective set points under electrical load fluctuations in order to ensure optimum efficiency. The control system also reduce the usage of auxialiary electrical power and increase efficiency. The task was performed by controlling inlet cooling water temperatures to the condenser. It was concluded that the proposed control structure was able to increase efficiency and maintain production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-348
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017


  • Geothermal power plant
  • Optimization
  • Plant-wide control
  • Single flash


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