Clean Power Dispatching of Coal-Fired Power Generation in China Based on the Production Cleanliness Evaluation Method

Tao Li, Yimiao Song, Jing Shen
2019 Sustainability  
China's achievements in climate change and clean energy have been recognized by the international community. Although China has achieved successes in the field of clean energy, especially clean power dispatch, power dispatch is still one-sided and incomplete when considering environmental aspects. This paper presents a comprehensive production cleanliness evaluation model to assign a comprehensive environmental value as a reference for clean power dispatch. The model considers all the
more » ... currently regulated in China's coal-fired power plants, carbon emissions, and sustainability as three basic environmental constraints. Then, emergy analysis is used to unify the input/output materials with different units of measurement, and the emergy-based environmental value added (EEVA) value is constructed. As an integrated environmental value, the EEVA can provide an environmental reference for clean power dispatch. Finally, we selected a representative coal-fired power plant in China as a case study. By applying the above model, the dispatching sequence for four generating units was arranged from the perspective of cleanliness.
doi:10.3390/su11236778 fatcat:yq3qw64zfrhgrf4vsvqz52iw64