In recent years, the volatile feed-in of renewable energy sources has sent electricity prices into daily rollercoasters and anchilliary service compensation to the sky.
Due to inflexible boilers, industrial steam delivery contracts and/or disposal requirements, many existing biomass and waste-to-energy plants often can not benefit from this but instead are forced to accept losses in these hours and dump electricity when it is not needed.
Storing steam and turning it to power offers an antidote, bringing a new dimension to must-run electricity generation. By unlocking the flexibility to time-shift power production from low to high, additional revenues are generated.
Increased security of supply for process steam customers in case of boiler trip (hot stand-by boilers can be set to cold stand-by).
Lighthouse project to highlight value of conventional plants for grid stability and system flexibility. The solution also supports carbon targets and carbon accounting.
Depending on customer set-up: utilization adjustment of existing steam turbine, or new specially designed replacement/additional turbines allowing to feed in at several stages in medium-pressure range by our partner SiemensEnergy.