Research and analysis

Coal and gas assumptions

An independent report from Parsons Brinckerhoff regarding certain aspects of gas and coal power plant technology in the UK and associated modelling assumptions.

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Coal and gas assumptions: Parsons Brinckerhoff report

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Parsons Brinckerhoff was asked by DECC to undertake a study in relation to certain aspects of gas and coal power plant technology in the UK and associated modelling assumptions. The areas considered were:

  • Maximum feasible build rates for Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) and Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) power stations
  • Factors that could affect the variation in costs for CCGT and OCGT power stations
  • Technologies which could be applied to existing coal fired power plants in order to attain compliance with the forthcoming Industrial Emissions Directive (IED)
  • The costs of retrofitting these technologies (SCR and Hybrid SCR/SNCR)
  • The work required for plant life extensions for existing power stations
Published 9 June 2014