Why the Philippines is Lacking in Power Supply Always

May 16th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in Energy Supply and Demand

Why the Philippines is Lacking in Power Supply Always

This paper will answer the question of “Why the Philippines is lacking in power supply always and have one of the highest power rates in the world.”

Firstly, the country has a poor mix of baseload capacity (must-run renewables such as solar PV, wind, mini-hydro, biomass; hydro for irrigation and water supply; geothermal; coal), limited mid-merit capacity (natural gas-fired open cycle gas turbine and combined cycle gas turbine), and expensive peak load capacity (stored hydro, diesel genset, oil-fired thermal, large hydro, oil-fired open cycle gas turbine). More »

Coal-Fired Power Plant: How to Design and Calculate Plant Footprint, Fuel, Limestone, Hauling Trucks and Storage Areas for Coal and Ash

May 16th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in clean coal technologies

Coal-Fired Power Plant: How to Design and Calculate Plant Footprint, Fuel, Limestone, Hauling Trucks and Storage Areas for Coal and Ash

Yes, your favourite energy technology expert has prepared a simple but easy-to-use power plant model to augment your project finance model to calculate the following:

1) Coal quality and quantity of coal reserves (measured, indicative, inferred, total in-situ reserves)

2) Average specification of coal reserve (heating value, ash, volatile combustible matter, fixed carbon, sulfur, moisture)

3) Ultimate analysis of coal reserve (Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur) More »

Economics of a 135 MW (net) coal-fired Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Thermal Power Plant

May 14th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in clean coal technologies

Economics of a 135 MW (net) coal-fired Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Thermal Power Plant

Following is an annual construction model (3 years or 36 months) and a 25-year operating project finance model (30% equity, 70% debt) with a 16% p.a. equity IRR and coal cost of US$85 per tonne (metric ton or MT) with a gross heating value (GHV) of 10,000 Btu/lb,  36 months construction, 25 years commercial operation) using average annual drawdown (1/3 in year 1, 1/3 in year 2, 1/3 in year 3 construction drawdown). The CFB has an overall fuel to electricity thermal efficiency of 37.39% (92.5% boiler efficiency, 42.0% steam turbine efficiency and 96.25% mechanical clutch & electric generator efficiency). The results are as follows: More »

Cogeneration (CHP) Biomass Power Project Finance Model

May 8th, 2014 2 Comments   Posted in cogeneration

Cogeneration (CHP) Biomass Power Project Finance Model

A new and powerful tool for analysing the technical and economic viability of cogeneration (combined heat & power) using biomass fuel such as wood chips, agri-wastes, bagasse, wood-wastes is now available in the market to calculate your feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates or IRR and payback periods.

Your technology expert is pleased to announce the availability of a new cogeneration (combined heat & power or CHP) biomass power project finance model.

Be the first to use this powerful tool in analysing your biomass resource potential and convert it to useful energy and power. More »