access icon free Part II. Review of low carbon generation technology options

The second part of the book reviews the progress on global emission reduction and the technology options to meet targets including the deployment of increasing volumes of intermittent renewable generation, generation based on biomass, the option of large- and small-scale nuclear and generation with carbon capture and storage. The impact on the distribution networks of the growth of embedded smallscale generation and cogeneration schemes is discussed. The advantages and disadvantages of the various low carbon generation technologies are discussed and their expected costs are compared. It discusses the issues related to their respective operating role within a mix of different plant types and identifies any operating constraints that influence the optimal mix.

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