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Maximizing power plant flexibility – POWER Magazine

As the energy landscape evolves, operators of combined cycle power plants (CCPPs) must adapt to the growing prevalence of renewable energy sources, fluctuating fuel prices and changing regulations. The paper examines how CCPPs can respond to these trends by shifting from baseload to flexible cycling modes, increasing their operational flexibility to respond quickly to market needs.

Highlights from the white paper include:

  • Change of CCPP operational profiles due to the increase in the share of renewable energy sources.
  • Strategies to optimize CCPP flexibility, including improved start/shutdown processes and load gradients.
  • Advanced Siemens Energy solutions increasing CCPP operational flexibility.