Flexible Operating Mechanisms - Improving the Business Case for Pulverized Coal Power Plants with Post Combustion Capture

Employing Flexible Operating Mechanisms (FOMs) for coal power plants with post combustion capture will improve the business case and provide plant operators with more flexibility to counteract changes in the market and demand. In conjunction with TNO Separation Technology a model (chapter 3) was developed to evaluate different FOMs on their ability to improve performance in relation to a reference plant. The FOMs model is adaptable and can therefore be altered to fit a certain operational environment.