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CATCH THOSE HIGH PRICES

AND MAKE MILLIONS




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WHAT IS THE BEST BUSINESS CASE
FOR REAL TIME ELECTRICITY MARKET?

In a market with rapid spikes in the price, fastest machines win the game. Ultra-flexible engine-based peakers are capable of following the price curve and bring the money home.
In fact, they can realize 740% more value than an open cycle gas turbine option.




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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. 








CASH IN ON PRICE SPIKES

The real time prices in SPP are extremely volatile, including sudden sharp spikes. These events are short-lived, but they offer the golden window of opportunity to make money - if you are able to start and ramp up your asset fast enough.



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The ability to react quickly is the key for making money in the real time market.




SMART POWER GENERATION TECHNOLOGY

Due to the inherent flexibility of large gas-fired reciprocating engines, including the 2-minute start to full load, a Smart Power Generation power plant is able to follow the price variations in almost real time.



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    Always when the electricity price – either DA or RT – is higher than the costs of running your plant, you dispatch it. With real time dispatch, you are able to catch all the price spikes. Before you could not make additional profit during this 60 minute period – now you can.


    SMART POWER GENERATION TECHNOLOGY

    Due to the inherent flexibility of large gas-fired reciprocating engines, including the 2-minute start to full load, a Smart Power Generation power plant is able to follow the price variations in almost real time.

    Always when the electricity price – either DA or RT – is higher than the costs of running your plant, you dispatch it. With real time dispatch, you are able to catch all the price spikes. Before you could not make additional profit during this 60 minute period – now you can.

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      ANTELOPE STATION FINDS GOLD IN TEXAS

      The Golden Spread Electric Cooperative (GSEC) is a consumer-owned utility that runs Antelope Station power plant in the SPP network in Texas, USA. Together with low levels of emissions, Wärtsilä gas-fired technology offers flexible operation and low water consumption, an important factor in the hot and arid environment.

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      “Wärtsilä engines start very quickly and
      are efficient units.”


      MARK W. SCHWIRTZ, PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, THE GOLDEN SPREAD ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE 







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      The real time market and Smart Power Generation technology are a perfect 5-minute match, representing a remarkable business opportunity in the Southwest Power Pool area.

      We believe we have the best solution that will give you a strong edge over your rivals.


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      MATTI RAUTKIVI
      Origination, Americas




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