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Performance Untapped Modulation for Power and Heat via Energy Accumulation Technologies

Objective

Natural gas fired Combined Cycle (CC) power plants are currently the backbone of EU electrical grid, providing most of regulation services necessary to increase the share of non-programmable renewable sources into the electrical grid. As a consequence, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Utilities are investigating new strategies and technologies for power flexibility. On the other hand, existing cogenerative CCs are usually constrained by thermal user demand, hence can provide limited services to the grid. At the same time, CHP plants are highly promoted for their high rate of energy efficiency (> 90%) and combined with district heating network are a pillar of the EU energy strategy.
To un-tap such unexploited reserve of flexibility, and to further enhance turn-down ratio and power ramp capabilities of power oriented CCs, this project proposes the demonstration of an innovative concept based on the coupling of a fast-cycling highly efficient heat pump (HP) with CCs. The integrated system features thermal storage and advanced control concept for smart scheduling. The HP will include an innovative expander to increase the overall efficiency of the HP. In such an integrated concept, the following advantages are obtained:
- the HP is controlled to modulate power in order to cope with the CC primary reserve market constraints;
- the high temperature heat can be exploited in the district heating network, when available; low temperature cooling power can be used for gas turbine inlet cooling or for steam condenser cooling, thus reducing the water consumption;
- in both options, the original CC operational envelope is significantly expanded and additional power flexibility is achieved.
In general, the CC integration with a HP and a cold/hot thermal storage brings to a reduction of the Minimum Environmental Load (MEL) and to an increase in power ramp rates, while enabling power augmentation at full load and increasing electrical grid resilience and flexibility.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-CCS-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 827 150,78

Participants (14)

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 512 500
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 454 375
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 287 500
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LIMMAT SCIENTIFIC AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 412 500
Address
Industriestrasse 7
6300 Zug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 247 250
Address
Via Nicola Lorenzi 8
16152 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IREN SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 580 160
Address
Via Nubi Di Magellano 30
4212 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLSKI KONCERN NAFTOWY ORLEN SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 108 625
Address
Ul.chemikow 7
09-411 Plock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 308 902,50
Address
Schifferstrasse 80
47059 Duisburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVENER
France
EU contribution
€ 359 760
Address
63 Avenue Henri Rochier
26110 Nyons
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NV MAYEKAWA EUROPE SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 857 500
Address
Leuvensesteenweg 605
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 263 750
Address
150 Avenue De La Republique Immeuble Le Diagonal
92320 Chatillon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLAUGER

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 46 069,68
Address
Rue De L'industrie, 7
69530 Brignais
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALFA LAVAL LUND AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 343 750
Address
Rudeboksvägen 1
SE-221 00 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
I-TES SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 294 633,29
Address
Via Ottavio Assarotti, 10
10122 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)