Power generation

Water conservation in coal-fired power plants, CCC/275

CCC/275 - ISBN: 978-92-9029-598-3

The vulnerability of the power generation industry to constraints in water availability is widespread and growing, and this is increasing the pressure on power plant operators to conserve water. This report discusses where wa... More...


Levelling the intermittency of renewables with coal, CCC/268

CCC/268 - ISBN: 978-92-9029-591-4

Coal-fired power plants are designed to run most efficiently and cost effectively when running at steady baseload. Renewable energy systems, such as wind and solar, are much more sporadic in their energy output, varying with ... More...


Retrofitting lignite plants to improve efficiency and performance, CCC/264

CCC/264 - ISBN: 978-92-9029-587-7

The lignite power industry produces low cost electricity but the associated pollutant emissions are higher than from other fossil fuels. Tighter environmental legislation requires older facilities to either upgrade or fa... More...


Optimising fuel flow in pulverised coal and biomass-fired boilers, CCC/263

CCC/263 - ISBN: 978-92-9029-586-0

Poor pulverised fuel (PF) distribution to the burners has a significant, negative effect on combustion efficiency, wear of equipment and emissions, not to mention economics. The major areas of a power plant ... More...


Power plant CO2 capture heat integration, CCC/260

CCC/260 - ISBN: 978-92-9029-583-9

The output and efficiency of a coal-fired power station unit fitted with CO2 capture equipment will be significantly lower than that of a similar plant without capture because some of the energy produced by burning the fuel w... More...