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Date: 10/1/2012
Type: Report
Status: Active
NETL Contact: William Summers
Technology Focus Area(s): Advanced Combustion Systems; Advanced Turbines
Analysis Focus Area(s):
Author(s): Paul Myles (WorleyParsons Group); Steve Herron (WorleyParsons Group)

Product Description
This study performed a review of the public literature and interviewed industry experts to determine the impact on cost and performance of forcing fossil fuel power plants without and with carbon capture to load follow in response to changes in demand or output from renewable power generation sources. There is some information to quantify the impact of load following on NGCC and PC plants without capture, however there is little information either experimental data or theoretical analysis on the impact on IGCC, oxycombustion, or any plants with carbon capture from load following.