Decarbonization Avenue : Enhancing thermal power plant efficiency


Balancing baseload power with intermittent renewables

Thermal power plants work at optimal efficiencies when they are running at full capacity. Owing to the increasing injection of renewable energy sources (many of which are intermittent in nature), the thermal power plants are required to operate at varying loads which significantly reduces their overall operational efficiency.

Relevant for

  • Instrumentation and control systems engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Power engineer

Innovation sector

  • Electrical engineering
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy sciences

Other Challenges


  • Corporate researcher