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 »

Short-Term and Long-Term Solution to the Mindanao Power Crisis

March 29th, 2013 1 Comment   Posted in optimal load dispatch

 Short-Term and Long-Term Solution to the Mindanao Power Crisis

Mindanao needs temporarily for the next 5 years turbo-charged high-efficiency diesel genset units (4 x 50mw) in a power barge configuration. While it may appear expensive on a per kwh basis, it is operated only when there is a power deficiency, and its cost will be due to capacity fees (to recover capital costs for its 5-year deployment), operating & maintenance fees (to recover manpower, spare parts and admin fees) and fuel costs (pass thru fuel conversion costs). More »

Coal-Fired Power Power Plant Model (Pulverized, CFB, IGCC)

August 8th, 2011 5 Comments   Posted in cost of power generation

Coal-Fired Power Power Plant Model (Pulverized, CFB, IGCC)

Japan recently announced that it intends to wean away from Nuclear Power. So in the meantime, it has to rely on diesel gensets, oil thermal, coal thermal and combined cycle gas turbines firing oil and natural gas or LNG. This model will help you determine the economic feasibility and the first year tariff to meet equity returns as well as project returns including payback period of a coal-fired power plants (pulverized, CFB, IGCC) and compare with conventional (oil, gas, natural gas, hydro, geothermal) and renewable technologies (biomass, solar, wind, mini-hydro, ocean thermal energy conversion). More »