Flexible operation of thermal power plant assets
- Jul 19, 2021 3:03 pm GMT
This post is about the flexible operation of thermal power plants as more renewables penetration occurs in the Indian electric power systems.
On a quick note, India has about 385 GW of installed capacity of which up to 200 GW is in operation to meet the demand. India has about 96 GW of renewables in operation with an installed capacity of about 108 GW. If we include renewable assets under construction, India has achieved the target of 175 GW in renewables.
Obviously, India has started facing a need for thermal assets to operate in a flexible mode. The nodal agency for power in the central sector has published the following guidelines for flexible operation in January 2019.
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