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1. Identify two different types of natural gas power plants and an estimate of the heat rate for each type of power plant. Assume each power plant is 250 MW. Explain and show how much fuel (MMBTU) is needed for each power plant to produce generation at a 50% capacity factor or utilization for each power plant.
2. In order to develop an understanding of the conversion of different fuels to kilowatt-hour of electricity, conduct the following analysis. Identify two different types of coal (i.e. different basins with different btu content). Develop an estimate of the quantity of coal (short ton) for both types of coal used to generate electricity from a coal power plant that has a heat rate of 10,000 btu/kwh.