Fuel and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Potentials by Appropriate Fuel Switching and Technology Improvement in the Canadian Electricity Generation Sector

Zabihian, Farshid; Fung, Alan S.
January 2010
American Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences;2010, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p90
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which examines greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction potentials in the Canadian electricity generation industry by fuel switching and adoption of advanced power generation systems. The study involves several scenarios wherein several power stations are being switched to natural gas. It is indicated that in the scenario 2 and scenario 3 compete with existing power plants in terms of cost.


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