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Improving Control Strategies for Thermal Power Plants

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– Ramya Swaminathan, CEO, Malta Inc.

CHALLENGE

Why is balancing an electrical grid’s energy sources important? With multiple energy sources, an energy company can garner greater stability at reduced costs. To enable a system to integrate these multiple energy sources like wind and solar, new and existing plants need to be optimized in areas focused on load change rate, start-up time, minimum load and control reserves.

In a recent research collaboration, Modelon, the University of Rostock, and Vattenfall (one of Europe’s leading generators of electricity and heat) set out to improve the flexibility of a top German thermal power plant. Utilizing Modelon’s Thermal Power Library, researchers developed a model that was used to: optimize start-up, investigate wear, and develop control reserve strategies.

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