Flexible operation of thermal power plant for integration of renewable generation
The first objective of the study is to forecast the future generation scenario for the year 2021-22 and compare with demand as projected in the 19th EPS to estimate the extent of flexibility & ramp rate required in the system on account of demand as well as solar & wind generation variation considering entire renewable generation to be accommodated in the grid round the clock. The second objective is to view the situation from the point of thermal plant operation and find out the kind of minimum loads that thermal plants would be required to run at in future. The third objective is to suggest various combinations of generation which can achieve the required integration at minimum cost. The fourth and final objective is to identify the measures to be implemented in Thermal Power Stations in order to make them capable of flexible operation.