The combination of available and cost competitive Natural Gas and electricity market reregulation has increased the viability of small gas turbine driven generation assets. These assets can provide reliable distributed electricity generation and cost effectively displace thermal loads when operating as combined heat and power stations. In most deregulated markets, the pricing of electricity directly correlated to the temperature, the hotter the day, the higher the price of electricity. During these hottest and highest priced times of the year, the gas turbine will lose 25 to 30% of its output, forcing the owner to purchase expense grid power or eliminating the opportunity to capture this high value revenue. With an efficient Everest Sciences system, the gas turbine provides a consistent electrical output.
Increase Base Load Output 20%+
For Power Generation applications, the net benefit of inlet cooling relates to either the increase in base load power generation (for a power plant), or more efficient operation of a power plant in an on-site power or distributed generation scenario. Our ECOChill and ECOCool solutions allow customers to de-bottleneck their high value assets by taking away the warm weather turbine performance hit they normally experience.
- Stabilize and increase base load output by >20%
- Provide consistent cogenerated thermal loads
- Eliminate hot day back up load charges
- Increase generation flexibility