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Improving Flexible Power Plant Operations

Posted in Power on Monday, November 21st, 2016. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas Morris Increasingly, plants are having to adapt to more flexible operations as gas prices remain low and renewables are added to the generation mix. Gas units are shut down, started up in the morning, follow load during the day, and then are shut down or idled again. Coal plants are also asked to […]

Reliability–A Strategy for Power Generators

Posted in Asset Optimization, Power, Reliability on Friday, May 8th, 2015. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas Morris Where it is installed, renewable generation is altering the operating landscape for power producers. Wind and solar assets are typically placed into the power grid whenever they are available, but since they are intermittent, formerly base loaded power plants are cycled in order to balance the grid. Unfortunately, many plants were not […]