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Cost modelling of coal power plant start-up in cyclical operation

Keatley, Patrick (2014) Cost modelling of coal power plant start-up in cyclical operation. In: Coal power plant materials and life assessment. (Eds: Shibli, Ahmed), Woodhead, Cambridge, pp. 358-388. ISBN 9780857094315 [Book section]

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It has long been recognized that large coal plants that are exposed to cyclic operation incur more damage and have higher maintenance costs than units which operate in a base load regimen. This chapter reviews historical studies that have attempted to model the costs of cycling for these units from both bottom- up and top- down perspectives. It describes recent research at the component, unit and system level which attempts to forecast maintenance costs in the high-cycling scenarios likely to result from changes in the relative cost of fuel and the expansion of renewable energy sources.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Power plant O&M Cyclic operation Two- shifting Operating costs, cost modelling.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
Built Environment Research Institute
ID Code:29867
Deposited By: Dr Patrick Keatley
Deposited On:12 Aug 2014 14:07
Last Modified:12 Aug 2014 14:07

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