Posts tagged as flexibility

Coal-mill optimisation in coal-fired power stations aids flexibility

Many of the existing pulverised coal-fired (PCF) power stations are operated at a fixed steady load (i.e. baseload operation). There is however a growing requirement for load following or flexible operation, which requires flexibility in most of the components of the power station. Flexibility and efficiency can be improved by close control of the coal […]

The nuclear nexus: Is flexible operation the way of the future?

  The general view on nuclear power plant is that it is rigid and inflexible in output and is only suitable for baseload operation. This is not correct, and nuclear power plants can operate flexibly, within ranges and ramp rates comparable to other generation technologies. This makes nuclear a good candidate as a carbon free […]