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Process Simulation

  • Falah AlobaidEmail author
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Part of the Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering book series (STME)

Abstract

Conventional thermal power plants are traditionally responsible for compensation of daily and seasonal load variations. The increased penetration of renewable energy sources in the generation of electrical power recently raises technical and economic challenges for the operation of these plants due to the uncertainty of supply and demand. Existing thermal power plants have to be retrofitted with optimised components and control circuits to improve their operation mode concerning the load change times as well as the rate of shutdown and start-up. In addition to the experimental works, mathematical models contribute to a better understanding of the process and can play an important role for increasing the power plant flexibility.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Forschungsgruppenleiter des Inst. für Energiesysteme und Energietechnik (EST)Technische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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