Flexible future for combined cycle

Balling, Lothar
December 2010
Modern Power Systems;Dec2010, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p61
The article presents a comparison on the relative merits in terms of operational characteristics and the combined cycle units in achieving grid stability in Germany. It notes that conventional power plants will be increasingly required under the law to take additional tasks other than the expansion of renewables such as the use of combined cycle processing. It considers various dynamic capabilities that are required in ensuring security of supply including the capability for island operation.


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