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Integrating Renewable Energy in Thermal Power Generation Essential for the Sustenance of Fossil Fuels in the Future Energy Mix

  • ID: 2137775
  • May 2012
  • 6 pages
  • GlobalData
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Integrating Renewable Energy in Thermal Power Generation Essential for the Sustenance of Fossil Fuels in the Future Energy Mix

Summary

Concerns about global warming are growing, leading to an increased emphasis on efficient, less carbon-intensive resources to replace conventional fossil fuel resources. Increased policy support to drive up use of renewable energy in power generation has induced the need with power generators to consider integrating them with alternatives that will enhance their reliability. Technological developments for increasing the efficiency and flexibility of power plant operations have resulted in the development of power plants with multi-fuel flexibility which can be used for co-firing renewables with conventional fossil fuels. However, with growing focus and continued policy support towards the development of renewable energy and curtailing carbon emissions, the share of thermal power in the energy mix will keep declining. Therefore, introducing fuel-flexibility for the use of renewables with conventional thermal power generation will become essential for the sustenance of fossil fuels in the future energy mix.

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1.1 List of Tables
2 Summary
3 Integrating Renewable Energy in Thermal Power Generation Essential for the Sustenance of Fossil Fuels in the Future Energy Mix
3.1 Coal-based Gasification Plants with Co-firing Ability will Lead to Reduced Impact of Stringent Emission Control Policies
3.1.1 Flexibility in Fuel Utilization Eases the Adoption of Low-cost Alternative Feedstock
3.1.2 Gasification Plants with Fuel-flexibility Provide Better Emission Recovery Results and Environmental Benefits
3.1.3 Fuel-flexibility of Coal Gasification Plants Results in Lower Carbon Emissions
3.2 Enhanced Role of Natural Gas for Increased Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources
3.2.1 Gas-based Combined Cycle Operations Provide Reliability to Power Generation from Renewables
3.2.2 Evolving Gas-based Flexible Combined Cycle Operations Ease the Integration of Renewable Energy Resources
3.2.3 Gas-based Back-up Power Consolidates the Air-quality Gains from Renewables
3.3 Flexibility in Utilizing Multi-fuel Options Leads to Improved Plant Economics
3.3.1 Multi-fuel Flexibility Leads to Rapid Payback
3.3.2 Multi-fuel Option Enabling Quick Start-up Results in Increased Efficiency
3.3.3 Multi-fuel Flexibility Enabling Renewable Resources Integration Leads to Improved Environmental Performance
4 Appendix
4.1 Abbreviations
4.2 Sources
4.3 Methodology
4.3.1 Coverage
4.3.2 Secondary Research
4.3.3 Primary Research
4.3.4 Modeling and Forecasting
4.4 Contact Us
4.5 Disclaimer

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