Power Systems

Peaking Plant

Greater use of peaking plant

Peaking power plants, also known as Peakers, are plants that only run when there is a high/peak demand for electricity, and because they supply power infrequently, the supplied power orders much higher prices per Kwh compared to base load power. This set up generally uses a gas turbine to drive a generator in order to provide fast response peak power when required.

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

  • Synchronous Condensing
  • Spinning Reserve
  • Grid Inertia
  • Power Factor correction