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An SDG-Based Design Evaluation of Supercritical Sahiwal Coal-Fired Power Plant

EasyChair Preprint no. 10325

10 pagesDate: June 2, 2023


Energy is the basic necessity of modern living; however, its production has raised concerns about Earth's prosperity and sustainability, as almost 81% of energy is being produced from the burning of fossil fuels. This adds a major portion of carbon dioxide to the environment, resulting in global warming. Therefore, United Nations member states have devised 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to move the world towards a sustainable future. On one side, it is important to replace non-renewable energy resources with renewable ones, and on the other side, we need to evaluate conventional power plants for their conformance with UN SDGs. In the same context, the Sahiwal coal-fired power plant (SCPP) is one of the flagship power-sector projects that has been completed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). SCPP serves as one of the main sources of electrical power generation in Pakistan. This paper evaluates the supercritical SCPP from the standpoint of assessing its conformance to UN's SDGs. Specifically, it focuses on SDG numbers 7, 11, and 13, which involve evaluating harmful emissions, performance, and operating parameters. The evaluation also includes thermodynamic cycle analysis, coal analysis, and plant economics of a 660MW supercritical cogeneration unit. The analysis and evaluation provided in this paper offer insights into the degree of compliance of SCPP with UN SDGs and propose measures for further improvements in this regard. Additionally, a comparative study has been included in this paper, comparing SCPP with two other supercritical coal-fired power plants.

Keyphrases: coal analysis, Cogeneration, cycle analysis, plant economics, Sahiwal coal fired power plant, Supercritical Power Plant, UN SDGs

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  author = {Osama Ali Ahmed Awan and Ali Sarosh and Muhammad Awais and Muhammad Asadullah Khan},
  title = {An SDG-Based Design Evaluation of Supercritical Sahiwal Coal-Fired Power Plant},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 10325},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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