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Research on key technology and application of flexibility transformation of heating unit to improve clean energy consumption capacity

The electric regulation capacity of heating units has been constantly improving due to the promotion of the heating units' flexibility transformation. This improvement has effectively alleviated the long remained serious wind and light abandonment phenomena in the heating season in China. In this paper, we discussed the key technologies of the LP zero output heating mode and bypass heating mode, both of which are widely used in thermo-electric decoupling. Moreover, the coupling transformation of the two heating modes has been successfully realized in a heating unit. The electric regulation capacity of the unit has been greatly improved, from 18.6% before the transformation to 66.7%, and the minimum technical output has been also reduced to 14.2% THA. After the transformation, the unit now is able to provide several heating modes with its operational flexibility greatly improved. By comparing the economical efficiency of these heating modes, we obtained the operation mode with the lowest heat rate. This transformation mode provides a huge grid space for the consumption of clean energy, so it is of positive reference value and exemplary significance in implementing the flexibility transformation of heating units.
PAPER REVISED: 2020-08-26
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2020-09-22
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