Power Plant Cycling Costs

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This report provides a detailed review of the most up to date data available on power plant cycling costs. The primary objective of this report is to increase awareness of power plant cycling cost, the use of these costs in renewable integration studies and to stimulate debate between policymakers, system dispatchers, plant personnel and power utilities.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages83
StatePublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Intertek APTECH, Sunnyvale, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-55433


  • cycling
  • fossil generation
  • grid integration
  • power plants
  • renewables
  • utilities


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