Investigation of coal-fired power plants in Turkey and a case study: Can plant

Oktay Z.

APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING, vol.29, pp.550-557, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


About 61% of the total installed capacity for electrical power generation in Turkey is provided by thermal resources, while 80% of the total electricity is generated from thermal power plants. Of the total thermal generation, natural gas accounts for 49.2%, followed by coal for 40.65%, and 9.9% for liquid fuel. This study deals with investigation of the Turkish coal-fired power plants, examination of an example plant and rehabilitation of the current plants. Studied plant has a total installed capacity of 2 x 160 MW and has been recently put into operation. It is the first and only circulating fluidized bed power plant in the country. Exergy efficiencies, irreversibilities, and improvement factors of turbine, steam generator and pumps are calculated for plant selected. Comparison between conventional and fluidized bed power plant is made and proposed improving techniques are also given for conventional plants (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved