Increasing the Flexibility of Power Plants
In the environment of volatile energy markets, the flexibility requirements of conventional power plants are changing. By using the HTTES system, thermal energy can be extracted and temporarily stored whenever fluctuations in the steam network after the gas turbine occur. During times of increased heat demand, the energy is fed back into the steam process via the waste heat boiler.
Thus, the CCP plant gains flexibility and can be operated more economically and with less material wear.
Heat extraction in CCP plants
With this system, part of the thermal energy can be temporarily stored in the high-temperature heat storage before entering the waste heat boiler and fed back into the process later on. As a result, the electrical power generation can be adjusted while the thermal power output remains the same.