Impact of Cycling on Large Electrical Motors
Conventional power plants in many parts of the world are increasingly required to operate flexibly to facilitate both larger penetration of renewable energy and commercial considerations of operating in peak demand periods. Cyclic operation including two-shifting, operating at minimum load, and fast ramp up/down have all become normal for many power plants, even from quite an early stage of plant life. Operational flexibility is crucial for the commercial success of power plants.
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