How can Indian power plants cost-effectively meet the new sulfur emission standards? Policy evaluation using marginal abatement cost-curves

  title={How can Indian power plants cost-effectively meet the new sulfur emission standards? Policy evaluation using marginal abatement cost-curves},
  author={Anish Sugathan and Ritesh Bhangale and Vishal Kansal and Unmil Hulke},
  journal={Energy Policy},
Abstract The first-ever SO2 emission concentration standards for Indian coal-power plants were notified on December 7, 2015. In light of the new stringent standards, this paper conducts a techno-economic policy evaluation of SO2 abatement options by building a system-wide marginal abatement cost curve (MACC) for India. An abatement cost model is developed, to estimate retrofit costs for three end-of-process (EOP) SO2 abatement technologies. A system-wide SO2 MACC is derived based on cost… 
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