Optimizing the Hunter Valley Coal Chain
Coal remains the most important energy source for power generation, providing 37% of the world’s electricity. As the global population grows, and as living standards improve in the developing world, international demand for energy is increasing at a rapid rate. Coal is still the most abundant, widely distributed, safe, and economical fossil fuel available to meet this escalating energy demand.
KeywordsCapacity Expansion Reserve Crew Master Schedule Train Path Infrastructure Expansion
We express our thanks to the other members of the research team involved in the development of decision technology for the HVCC for their support and valuable comments during the writing of this chapter, i.e., Bhaswar Choudhary, Tracey Giles, and Rob Oyston at HVCCC, Palitha Welgema at Rio Tinto, Andreas Ernst and Gaurav Singh at CSIRO, and Riley Clement, Faramrose Engineer, and Hamish Waterer at the University of Newcastle.
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