On the Road to 100% Renewables
The march toward 100% renewables is well underway and, if achieved, the US could see the retirement of 800,000 MWs of fossil generation in the next 25 years. The loss of this amount of fossil generation could result in major electric system challenges. One of these is the likely increase in existing fossil plant cycling to cope with the variable nature of renewables like wind and solar. Typical cycling impacts include higher production costs and lower reliability. Sound power plant operating strategies and optimized asset performance depend on knowing what drives power plants to cycle.
What We Do and Offer
Renewable Impacts LLC (RI) conducts research and publishes information on power plant cycling costs and causality. Our reports cover cycling trends and cycling benchmarks based on public data. Our power plant cycling causality software (eRECC™ Lite 2.1) is able to identify which cycling drivers are responsible for your plant cycling. RI offers training to help you expand and customize eRECC Lite 2.1 to serve your needs and answer questions.
Power Plant Cycling Causality