Power generation

Technical comparisons

What are the differences between gas-fired combustion engines and gas turbines?

 

These technologies differ in many aspects. Find out how in the detailed technical comparison articles.

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Power systems worldwide are transitioning towards 100% renewable energy, output from variable renewable energy sources is increasing rapidly, and variability of renewable energy sources is increasingly causing a need for traditional thermal power generation to provide flexibility to power systems. We believe that flexibility is the key to profitable power generation. Our engine power plants provide future-proof energy solutions with high flexibility and efficiency. 

At Wärtsilä, we want to ensure that our engines run efficiently and reliably regardless of which fuel becomes the leading choice. Whatever the future holds, Wärtsilä’s engines will be able to handle it – so you can invest in a more sustainable future with full confidence today.

1. Gas turbine for power generation: introduction
2. Combustion engine for power generation: introduction
3. Combined cycle plant for power generation: introduction
4. Combustion engine vs gas turbine: startup time
5. Combustion engine vs gas turbine: advantages of modularity
6. Combustion engine vs gas turbine: part-load efficiency and flexibility
7. Combustion engine vs gas turbine: pulse load efficiency and profitability
8. Combustion engine vs gas turbine: derating due to ambient temperature
9. Combustion engine vs gas turbine: ramp rate
10. Combustion engine vs gas turbine: fuel flexibility
11. Combustion engine vs gas turbine: water consumption

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