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Flexible Fossil Power Plants for the Future Energy Market through new and advanced Turbine Technologies

Objective

The share of renewable energy is growing rapidly driven by the objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The amount of electric power which can be supplied to the grid depends on the time of the day and weather conditions. A conventional fleet of thermal power plants is required to compensate for these fluctuations before large scale energy storage technologies will be mature and economically viable. All power market projections expect this to be the case for the next 50 years at least. For a strong expansion of renewables, this fleet has to operate flexibly at competitive cost.
Current power plants cannot fill this role immediately without impeding their efficiency and engine lifetime through increased wear and damage induced by the higher number of (shorter) operating/loading cycles. New technologies need to be introduced to balance demand peaks with renewable output fluctuations at minimal fuel consumption and emissions without negative effects on cycling operation. The FLEXTURBINE partners have developed a medium to long term technology roadmap addressing future and existing power plants. The FLEXTURBINE project presented hereafter is the first step in such technology roadmap and consists of: (1) new solutions for extended operating ranges to predict and control flutter, (2) improved sealing and bearing designs to increase turbine lifetime and efficiency by reducing degradation/damages, and (3) an improved lifecycle management through better control and prediction of critical parts to improve competitive costs by more flexible service intervals and planned downtime, and by reducing unplanned outages. In all areas, individual technologies will be developed from TRL 3 to TRL 4-6.
FLEXTURBINE brings together the main European turbine manufacturers, renowned research institutes and universities. It involves plant and transmission system operators to include user feedback and to prepare the take-up of the FLEXTURBINE technologies in power plants world-wide.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/electric energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-1-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

DOOSAN SKODA POWER SRO
Address
Tylova 1 57
301 28 Plzen
Czechia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 562 825

Participants (23)

GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 7
5401 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 581 500
Address
Via Nicola Lorenzi 8
16152 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GENERAL ELECTRIC DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 571 000
Address
Bleichstrasse 64-66
60313 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 780 000
Address
Stadtbachstrasse 1
86153 Augsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 318 350
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUOVO PIGNONE SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Felice Matteucci 2
50127 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 350 557,50
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 145 496,25
Address
Univerzitni 8
306 14 Pilsen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 247 500
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Kraljice Marije 16
11120 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 499 550
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 126 250
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 958,75
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 311 806,25
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 676 125
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 181 148,75
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMTES FHT AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 140 528
Address
Prumyslova 995
334 41 Dobrany
Activity type
Research Organisations
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLAND AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Roemerstrasse 36
5400 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUOVO PIGNONE TECNOLOGIE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Via Felice Matteucci 2
50127 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)