Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Generation

Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Generation

Case studies of recently constructed coal- and gas-fired power plants You do not have access to this content

International Energy Agency

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IEA
24 Oct 2007
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176
ISBN:
9789264039094 (PDF) ;9789264039087(print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264039094-en

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To meet future energy demand growth and replace older or inefficient units, a large number of fossil fuel-fired plants will need to bebuilt worldwide in the next decade. Yet CO2 emissions from fossil-fired power generation are a major contributor to climate change. As a result, new plants must be designed and operated at highest efficiency. The case studies in this report respond to a request to the IEA from the G8 Summit in July 2005  to illustrate the degree of efficiency now achieved in modern plants in different parts of the world using various grades of fossil fuels. The plants were selected from different geographical areas, because local factors influence attainable efficiency.  The results of these analyses show that the technologies for high efficiency (low CO2 emissions) and very low conventional pollutant emissions (particulates, SO2, NOx) from fossil fuel-fired power generation are available now through PCC, IGCC or NGCC at a commercially acceptable cost.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Executive Summary
Chapter 2. Designing for High Efficiency
Chapter 3. Case Studies and IGCC Technology Review
-COAL-FIRED PLANT 1 – Northern Europe
Sea water cooled ultra-supercritical plant
Nordjyllandsværket 3, Denmark
-COAL-FIRED PLANT 2 – Northern Europe
Lignite-fired, inland ultra-supercritical PCC plant
Niederaussem K, Germany
-COAL-FIRED PLANT 3 – North America
Sub-bituminous coal-fired, inland supercritical plant
Genesee 3, Canada
-COAL-FIRED PLANT 4 – Asia
Bituminous coal-fired, coastal ultra-supercritical plant
Isogo New Unit 1, Japan
- COAL-FIRED PLANT 5 – Asia
Bituminous coal-fired, coastal supercritical PCC plant
Younghung Thermal Power Plant, Republic of Korea
- COAL-FIRED PLANT 6 – Asia
Clean coal-fired, inland supercritical PCC plant
Wangqu 1 and 2, China
-COAL-FIRED PLANT 7 – Asia
High ash bituminous coal-fired, inland PCC plant
Suratgarh, India
- COAL-FIRED PLANT 8 – Africa
High ash bituminous coal-fired PCC plant with dry and wet cooling
Majuba, South Africa
- NATURAL GAS-FIRED PLANT – Europe
Enfield, United Kingdom
- IGCC TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Chapter 4. Review of Case Studies and Conclusions
Appendix A. Data Enquiry Questionnaire
Appendix B. Acronyms and Abbreviations

 
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