Low-carbon electricity generation–based dynamic equilibrium strategy for carbon dioxide emissions reduction in the coal-fired power enterprise

  • Jiuping XuEmail author
  • Qing Feng
  • Chengwei Lv
  • Qian Huang
Research Article


Climate change is already resulting in extreme devastation in the earth, with carbon dioxide emissions produced by coal-fired power plants being the largest contributor. Therefore, integrated coal purchasing, blending, and distribution strategies are playing a more important role in large-scale coal-fired power enterprises due to the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and operational costs. In this study, a dynamic equilibrium strategy for integrated coal purchasing, blending, and distribution under an uncertain environment is proposed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in large-scale coal-fired powered enterprises; the practicality and efficiency of which are verified using a real-world case. Sensitivity analyses under different carbon dioxide emissions levels and satisfactory degrees were also conducted to give insights into the conflict between economic development and environmental protection for large-scale coal-fired power enterprises, and balance short-term and long-term production plans. The results indicated that the proposed method was able to achieve economic-environmental coordination and sustainable development. Compared to previous studies, the developed model was found to be able to reduce carbon emissions by about 30% compared with the maximum carbon emissions and improve carbon emissions reduction performance to assist in mitigating climate change.


Climate change mitigation Dynamic equilibrium strategy Coal blending method Integrated optimization 


Funding information

This work is financially supported by the State Key Development Program of (for) Basic Research of China (973 Program, Grant N0.2011CB201200) and the Funds for Creative Research Groups of China (Grant No. 50221402).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiuping Xu
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Qing Feng
    • 1
  • Chengwei Lv
    • 1
  • Qian Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.Business SchoolSichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Institute of New Energy and Low-Carbon TechnologySichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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