Non-baseload Operation in Nuclear Power Plants: Load Following and Frequency Control Modes of Flexible Operation

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NP-T-3.23

Subject Classification: 0702-Nuclear power operations

English STI/PUB/1756; (ISBN:978-92-0-110816-6); 173 pp.; 62 figures; € 40.00; Date Published: 2018

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This publication aims to address all relevant aspects of flexible (non-baseload) operation of nuclear power plants (NPPs) specifically focusing on changing electrical output to match the electrical demand and to control the frequency of the electrical system. It provides collective guidance based on current knowledge and operational experience, for the decision making, preparation and implementation of flexible operation for Member States who are considering future flexible operations of their NPPs.

IAEA Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Power Operations, Nuclear Power Plants, NPPs, Electric Power Production, Electric Power Consumption, Frequency Control, Non-Baseload Operation, Flexible Operation, Member States, Electrical Output, Electricity Demand, Electrical System, Renewable Energy, Implementation, Decision Making, Knowledge, Planning, Design, Licensing, Reactor Technology, Efficiencies, Remedial Actions, Regulatory Bodies, Stakeholders, Economic Considerations, Evaluation, Assessment, Grid Systems, Component, Analytical Aspects, Safety Analysis, Human Performance, Electricity Market Rules, Power Exchanges, Energy Mix, Ageing, Thermal Load

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