Reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants can cut greenhouse gas emissions. One option is to replace some coal power with natural gas (NG) generation, a low carbon source of electricity, by increasing the power output from underutilized NG plants. This report provides an overview of the issues. Contents: (1) Intro.; (2) Background on Gas-Fired Generation and Capacity: Trends; Factors Supporting the Boom in Gas-Fired Plant Construction; Carbon Dioxide Emissions; (3) Coal Displacement Feasibility Issues; Estimates of Displaceable Coal-Fired Generation and Emissions; Transmission System Factors; Long-Distance Transmission Capacity; Transmission System Congestion; NG Supply and Price; NG Transport. and Storage.As generation and transmission technology advanced, the distances between power plants and loads increased, but the model of a single ... Congestion can occur throughout a power system: ac Regional congestion: for example, power flows are limited between the eastern ... Vision for Wind Integration, undated, http: //www.aep.com/about/i765project/docs/WindTransmissionVisionWhitePaper.pdf, and theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Displacing Coal with Generation from Existing Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants|
|Author||:||Stan Mark Kaplan|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2010-11|