Publications by Krishnendu Chakrabarty.

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  1. Chakrabarti, A; Chakrabarty, K, A METHOD TO MITIGATE THE IMPACT OF CYCLING OPERATION AND CARBON EMISSIONS, International Journal of Energy for a Clean Environment, vol. 23 no. 3 (January, 2022), pp. 77-103 [doi] .
    (last updated on 2022/12/04)

    Abstract:
    In developed countries, the average daily variation in hourly demand for electric power is about 40% of the peak demand. To meet the variation in hourly demand, the steam power plants must vary the generation using cycling operation. Many large countries such as USA, Russia, and European Union use multiple time zones in their territory to match their standard time with the daylight hours. However, these time zones do not focus on reducing the cycling operation of steam power plants. This model proposes the use of a precise algorithm in setting up multiple time zones in a territory to reduce the cycling operation of steam power plants. It recommends setting up multiple time zones in any geographic territory across the globe with an integrated power grid where the longitude difference between the Far East and Far West is more than an hour of solar time. It has been demonstrated by applying this model that the differential between peak and off-peak electrical power demand in the target territory can be reduced. This has a direct influence on the load following operations of steam power plants and shall reduce carbon emissions from the target territory.