ADV Diesel Genset Model.xls

ADV Diesel Genset Model.xls

Diesel Genset (compression ignition or CI engine) is the most common form of power generation for stand-by as well as peaking load power. In remote and off-grid areas, it also serves as base load power. A diesel power station usually consists of 2-3 larger base load gensets and 2-3 smaller peak load gensets. Base load units have 75% capacity factor while peak load units have 50% load factor.

In combination with intermittent renewable energy (RE) such as wind energy and solar PV, the RE component is limited to maximum 20% of total peak load MW and with wind capacity factor of 25% and solar PV capacity factor of 15%, this translates to 3-5% of MWh penetration only.

This advanced model for diesel genset (diesel oil or fuel oil) makes use of the basic assumptions  for rated capacity (5.0 MW base load and 2.5 MW peak load), capacity factor (80%), plant own use (10%), and 0.20% plant degradation rate. More »