Briefing: Coal Generation as a Tool for Grid Flexibility and Stability

Image by Rick Wilking/Reuters

Challenges of a Flexible Future: Coal Generation as a Tool for Grid Flexibility and Stability

This presentation covers the challenges associated with flexible operation of conventional coal and combined cycle power plants. It outlines the different effects of solar photovoltaic and wind generation on the dispatch of fossil power plants. Some examples of technical implications for the safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible generation of electricity from these plants are provided. The presentation concludes with a discussion of industry efforts to manage the challenges introduced by flexible operation.

Speakers

Michael Caravaggio

Senior Program Manager
EPRI
Mike Caravaggio is a Senior Program Manager at the Electric Power Research Institute. His responsibilities... more