The development of the unregulated electricity markets has forced the power producers into a new situation. Increased competition brings power producers more aspects to be taken into account.
Improved competitiveness is the key issue in order to maintain or increase profitability of power generation. In addition, the age profile of the existing power plants results in a high demand for new power production capacity within the next years.
The replacement or the modernisation of the old power plants utilising modern technology with high steam parameters and high efficiencies would contribute to the saving of the resources and to the reduction of all kind of emissions. This would definitely improve public acceptance of coal-fired power plants. However, new investments must be able to compete decades forward in order to secure competitive power production.
The principal objective of the proposed project is to scale up CFB technology up to utility scale (600 - 800MWe) to meet the future requirements of power plant operators at deregulated energy markets.