A Proposal to Adjust the Time-Keeping Systems for Savings in Cycling Operation and Carbon Emission


Journal Article

© 2019, The Institution of Engineers (India). With the spread of the power transmission networks to thousands of kilometres, the integrated power grid in many countries cover multiple hours in terms of solar position. We present a general mathematical model with multiple time-keeping systems for flattening the electrical load curve in a territory having integrated power grid operations. The multiple time-keeping system areas are set up as a function of both electrical power demand and mean geographical position in longitude. Fluctuation in load results in cycling operation of coal/gas power plants and enhanced carbon emission. In this paper, an attempt is made to quantify the savings in cycling of electrical power plant operation and the associated carbon emission with adjustment of time-keeping systems. For the territory of India, the reduction in cycling operation of power plants by 9% of peak demand is demonstrated.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chakrabarti, A; Chakrabarty, K

Published Date

  • December 1, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 100 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 541 - 550

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2250-2114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2250-2106

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s40031-019-00419-7

Citation Source

  • Scopus