The demand for power is constantly evolving.
Power generation supplied from gas turbines, whether simple cycle or combined cycle, is being squeezed between base load generation and stochastic renewables. There is a permanent change with respect to installed renewable power generation which takes precedence in many markets.
This change in supply patterns necessitates a faster response from gas turbine installations. Inlet cooling of combustion air is known to contribute to incrementally higher output and simultaneously lower heat rate. But can inlet cooling be dispatched quickly onto a pre-existing plant, and can inlet cooling be an active part of plant management in a dynamic market place?
This paper develops a response which can deliver incremental power gains and fuel savings in a timely and appropriate manner.
White paper sponsored by AAF International.