oil-fired oil-fired

Definition(s):

  • (adj) fueled by burning oil

Usage(s):

  1. Power: oil-fired boilers power four high-pressure steam turbines, which develop some 165,000 h.
  2. One reason: coal-or oil-fired power plants are still 20% to 40% cheaper to build and operate than nuclear plants.
  3. During the winter, Energy Secretary James Schlesinger began urging oil-fired utilities and factories to convert not to coal but to natural gas.

News

  • Region's electric grid operator wants to armor against winter blackouts

    Worried that there might not be enough natural gas in New England this winter to keep all the lights on reliably, the region's electric grid operator wants oil-fired power plants to stockpile 4.2 million barrels of oil by Dec. 1, for backup.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Morning Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "When the wind is blowing and the turbines are turning, what happens on the grid is, in almost every case, a gas-fired plant, or an oil-fired plant, is throttled back," King says.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Angus King Source: MPBN News

  2. "By mid August the Ministry of Energy will commission 22.5 MW of heavy oil-fired power plants in Nairobi as a stop gap measure. It will install a 17 MW medium diesel power plant in Rabai next month and 17 MW in September and another 49 MW totalling...
    on Jul 22, 2009 By: Raila Odinga Source: Standard

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