Economic Evaluation of Cycling Plants – An Approach to Show the Value of Operational Flexibility

Economic Evaluation of Cycling Plants – An Approach to Show the Value of Operational Flexibility H. Emberger, Dr. D. Hofmann C. Kolk, Siemens Power Generation, Erlangen Introduction Since the beginning of power market’s liberalization in the mid 1990ies, the power plant business has been changing fundamentally. Nowadays operators of power plants find themselves in a […]

Operational Flexibility Enhancements of Combined Cycle Power Plants

Operational Flexibility Enhancements of Combined Cycle Power Plants Dr. Norbert Henkel, Erich Schmid and Edwin Gobrecht Source: Siemens AG, Energy Sector 1 Abstract High operational flexibility – the ability of a power plant for fast start-up and to adjust load output fast and predictable to changing market requirements – is an essential prerequisite to ensure […]