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Technology Focus: Sensors and Controls;

Advanced Sensors and Controls - Techno-Economic Analysis for Existing Coal Generating Units

Date: 3/8/2013
Contact: Charles Zelek

NETL collected data from previous coal-fired power plant sensors and controls projects and used this data to establish cost and performance ranges to determine the economic opportunity for future advanced sensors and controls retrofits. Unit-level economic analyses were performed on coal-fired power plants in the U.S. by calculating the net present value (NPV) of cash flows that occur after the installation of new advanced sensors and controls technologies in 2020. The results indicate that all 863 coal-fired units in the U.S. would meet a 24-month payback requirement under the assumption that availability and heat rate would improve consistent with prior sensors and controls projects.

Potential Impact of Improved Sensors, Controls on Coal-Fired Power Plant Forced Outages

Date: 7/7/2011
Contact: Charles Zelek

An examination of the potential economic impact of improvements in unit availability (reduction in unplanned outages) due to advances in sensors and controls technology.