Power Generation

Peaking Power Plant

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Peaking power plants, also known as “Peakers”, are plants that only run when there is a high/peak demand for electricity or a low supply due to lack of renewables. Because they supply power infrequently, the supplied power has much higher prices per kWh compared to base load power. This set up generally uses a gas turbine / engine to drive a generator in order to provide fast response peak power when required.

Installing an SSS Clutch between the gas turbine / engine and the generator, would allow the plant operator the flexibility of leaving the gas turbine / engine at rest whilst using the generator for: