Energy intelligence of operating a power plant is about optimising its lifecycle costs and ensuring efficiency. A power plant’s lifecycle has different stages, and its maintenance needs vary between these stages. As general environmental awareness increases and environmental regulations become more stringent, the role of renewables in optimising costs and ensuring lifecycle efficiency become more important.
Already today, renewables are often financially the most attractive energy source. Energy storage systems, transmission networks, data analytics, and flexible, fast-responding balancing power plants play an important role in paving the way to a 100% renewable energy future - also for the existing power plants. This journey towards more intelligent and sustainable operations should be taken one step at a time, utilising the technologies and expertise we have today and being agile in adopting new solutions as they become available.
Wärtsilä’s lifecycle solutions for the energy industry offer guaranteed operational reliability and efficiency, backed up by expert advice on optimising power plant’s operation and maintenance. This Business White Paper illustrates this journey towards energy intelligence and the role of renewables and energy storage systems when operating a power plant and optimising its lifecycle efficiency.