Power Generation/Diesel Power/Part3

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Advantages Disadvantages
Simple design & layout of plant High running charges due to costly price of Diesel
Occupies less space & is compact Plant does not work efficiently under prolonged overload conditions
Can be started quickly and picks up load in a short time Generates small amount of power
Requires less water for cooling Cost of lubrication very high
Thermal efficiency better that of Steam Power plant of same size Maintenance charges are generally high
Overall cost is cheaper than that of Steam Power plant of same size .
Requires no Operating staff .
No stand-by losses .