Case MISO, USA:


FORGET GAS TURBINES.

HERE’S WHY.




































WHY POWER PLANTS BASED ON RECIPROCATING ENGINES WIN THE GAME IN MISO?

Reciprocating engine power plants are ideal for modern energy markets because of their unmatched flexibility – including the 5-minute start to full load. These fast-reacting machines enable the plant owner to generate maximum revenue from day-ahead, real-time and ancillary services markets. According to a value analysis by Wärtsilä, a 200 MW engine power plant in MISO offers 24 percent smaller net cost to serve load than an industrial gas turbine solution. The difference is 18 percent compared to an aeroderivate gas turbine.



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CASE STUDY



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“Since the real time marketplace came into play,
we have seen our running hours of our 170 MW
Smart Power Generation plant growing 10-fold.
That’s due to the flexibility of the engines.”

GEORGE HESS, VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCTION, GOLDEN SPREAD ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE.








NET COST SERVE LOAD - 200 MW OF CAPACITY


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The competitiveness of engine power plants in MISO is based on higher revenue from energy and ancillary services.






 



Thanks to the agile operational capability, a power plant based on Wärtsilä engines gets more running hours than competing gas turbine solutions. The results are based on a historical back-cast analysis for 2012-2015.







LET’S TALK

The switch to the 5-minute price intervals in the energy market in 2015 offers a promising new business model for engine-based power generation in MISO. This is already happening in the Southwest Power Pool area. Please contact us for more information.

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MATTI RAUTKIVI
Origination, Americas




HOW DO YOU OPERATE AND MAINTAIN AN ENGINE-BASED POWER PLANT?

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O&M

Engine power plant operation and maintenance








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GENERATION
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The right amount of power at the right time