Holistic flexibility approach
Due to the German energy turn-around, the position of hard coal-fired power plants in Germany has changed, namely from rather base-load oriented operation to very flexible mid-load operation. In the STEAG/EVN power plants Walsum unit 10 and the STEAG CHPP unit 9 several optimization measures have been evaluated and implemented such as minimum load reduction to less than 20%, start-up optimization and realization of advanced frequency control using several inherent storage capabilities of the water steam cycle.
|Installed capacity||800 MW / 410 MW|
|Boiler type||once through boiler|
|Execution of SES services||2010 - ongoing|