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Wärtsilä 34SG Balancer

Wärtsilä 34SG Balancer solution is optimised for balancing renewable power generation. It provides flexible and affordable peak demand generation and firming for energy systems with a high and growing share of renewables.

The solution is based on a lean plant design combined with an uprated high-power version of the Wärtsilä 34SG engine. To support the power plant operations, the solution can be equipped with features such as unmanned standby, remote control capabilities, 24/7 data streaming and dynamic power management.

The optimal balancer for renewables

THE OPTIMAL BALANCER FOR RENEWABLES

  • Improved power density for balancing and peaking applications
  • Very high open cycle efficiency
  • Full output in a wide range of ambient conditions

Best up and down ramp rate in the industry

BEST UP AND DOWN RAMP RATE IN THE INDUSTRY

  • Fast starting and loading capabilities: connects to grid in 30 seconds and reaches full load in 2 minutes
  • Runs on natural gas, biogas and is capable of hydrogen blending


Unmanned standby and remote control

UNMANNED STANDBY AND REMOTE CONTROL


Key figures

    Output & configuration
    Plant output  MW   22-260 
    Configuration    2-24x 20V34SG
    Performance
     
    Ramp rate, hot  % load /min >100
    Minimum load Unit level %  10
    Plant level %  1
    Loading & unloading
     
     
    Sync Full load
    Regular start time min < 2 < 5
    Fast start time min:sec 00:30 < 2:00
    Stop time min 1

    References

    • Centrica, UK
      The rapid growth in renewable energy in the UK has increased the need for flexible power to balance the electricity grid. Wärtsilä has worked closely with energy and services company Centrica to provide the changing market with flexible energy, helping tackle the issues created by intermittent renewables and supporting the transition to a low-carbon energy system.

      Centrica, UK

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