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Advances in Energy Research
  Volume 7, Number 2, June 2020, pages 101-121
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/eri.2020.7.2.101
 
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Introduction of an environmentally optimized energy scenario for the future of Indian power industry
Zuhaib Tayar Mirza and Mehrdad Abedi

 
Abstract
    Coal has made a wonderful contribution to the production of cheap electricity. Coal based power plants have been the backbone of world\'s electricity for a long time now. Coal while being cheap and easily available is also a source of various solid, liquid and gaseous effluents which are responsible for the environmental degradation. Environmental issues caused by coal need to be studied and analyzed, then a common global consensus must be formed. Efficient action must be taken against each and every type of pollutant that is produced by this particular industry. The research aims to provide a brief overlook of the environmental impact of India\'s coal-based power plants. The aim of this study is to introduce a novel environmentally feasible energy scenario for the future of Indian power sector which has been named as \"OPES\". OPES is mathematically simulated using the combination of GAMS and LEAP. OPES is simple to comprehend and can be reproduced easily for other case studies as well. Results show that OPES can help the Indian power sector to minimize its environmental impact without causing any problems in the energy supply.
 
Key Words
    coal-based power production; environmental pollution; LEAP; GAMS; renewable energy
 
Address
Zuhaib Tayar Mirza and Mehrdad Abedi: Department of Electrical Engineering, AmirKabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
 

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