Technical and economic indicators of electricity production by load-following NPP

Shulzhenko S.V., Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Senior Researcher
Institute of General Energy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 172 Antonovycha St., Kyiv, 03680, Ukraine
Language: Ukrainian
Source: Problemy zahal`noi enerhetyky - The Problems of General Energy, 2016, 1(44):34-40
Section: Study and optimization of the technological objects and systems of the energy sector
UDC: 622.232
Received: 15.03.2016
Published: 13.04.2016
Abstract: Dependence of technical and economic indicators from NPP operation in load-following mode is analyzed in the article. Increasing part of renewables, namely wind and PV, in the Ukrainian power sector generating intermittent electric power leads to increased requirements to integrated electric grid stability by using more load-following generators. Implementation of load-following modes at NPP that was designed as base-load is an accepted practice, for example in Germany and France and could be used in Ukraine. The estimation of electricity production costs generated by existing in Ukraine and perspective mid-power load-following NPP were calculated using deterministic and stochastic mathematical method.
Keywords: NPP, mathematical model, stochastic variable, national energy system.
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