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Table 2

Flexible capabilities of conventional plants [12].

  Approximate maximal power ramp
Hydraulic 0 to 100%Pn in less than 1 minute
Diesel 25%Pn/min
Combined cycle gas 7%Pn/min
Gas turbine 20%Pn/min
Coal 5%Pn/min
Nuclear 5%Pn/min [4]

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