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Displacing Coal with Generation from Existing Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants
Displacing Coal with Generation from Existing Natu

Our Price: $20.00
By Stan Mark Kaplan (au)
Year: 2010
Pages: 30
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437928366

Reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants is a focus of many proposals for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. One option is to replace some coal power with natural gas generation, a relatively low carbon source of electricity, by increasing the power output from currently underutilized natural gas plants. This report provides an overview of the issues involved in displacing coal-fired generation with electricity from existing natural gas plants. Contents: (I) Introduction: Purpose and Organization; Issues Not Considered in the Report; (II) Background on Gas-Fired Generation and Capacity: Capacity Trends; Factors Supporting the Boom in Gas-Fired Plant Construction; Technology; Natural Gas Prices; Carbon Dioxide Emissions; Electric Power Industry Restructuring and Overbuilding; (III) Coal Displacement Feasibility Issues; Estimates of Displaceable Coal-Fired Generation and Emissions; Transmission System Factors; Isolation of the Interconnections; Limited Long-Distance Transmission Capacity; Transmission System Congestion; Power Plant Proximity Analysis; System Dispatch Factors; Natural Gas Supply and Price;Natural Gas Transportation and Storage; (IV) Policy Considerations. Figures.

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