Case study

The control system for power plants in a decarbonized society

Industry: Electric power generation

ISSUE

As the need for decarbonized power sources grows, so does the demand for proven, reliable and flexible solutions

Power plants must respond to the needs of a society and market that are both moving towards decarbonization. The increase in renewable energies has been accompanied by a growing need for flexible power sources that can respond to change in an agile way. In the future, conversion to other fuels like hydrogen and ammonia must also be considered, making it necessary to account for modifications incorporated as available technology continues to advance.

 Power plants moving towards decarbonization

SOLUTION

KEY POINTS TO THE SOLUTION

  • Provides flexible yet stable operation that responds to a changing electric power market
  • A power plant control system that can handle fuel conversions
  • Control system updated as needed, enabling the use of the highly reliable TOMONI® and Energy Management System (EMS) intelligent solutions

Provides flexible yet stable operation that responds to a changing electric power market

The increase and expansion of renewable energies have led to a growing need for flexible power sources. Able to accurately apply the design concepts of gas turbine-based power generation systems, Mitsubishi Power’s Netmation distributed power plant control system responds flexibly and optimally to changes in control logic. It enables agile operation, reduces power plant downtime (thereby contributing to improved profitability), and supports continuous, stable operation.

 A system configuration that supports diverse control methods

A power plant control system that can handle fuel conversions

Fuel conversion to hydrogen or ammonia requires the modification of power plant hardware and control strategies. Mitsubishi Power’s plant control system can be smoothly and securely upgraded, maintaining high reliability while achieving a fuel conversion that gets us one step closer to a decarbonized society.

 Hydrogen gas turbine

Control system updated as needed, enabling the use of the highly reliable TOMONI® and Energy Management System (EMS) intelligent solutions

TOMONI® is the ideal suite of power plant operation and maintenance solutions for optimal power generation. It is packed with the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) know-how cultivated over many years at Mitsubishi Power. TOMONI® provides varied and sophisticated optimal control based on both conditions and circumstances, enabling operation to meet the roles and needs of GTCC in the future electricity market. Using Mitsubishi Power’s power plant control system and updating it as needed will allow you to take full advantage of TOMONI® and EMS solutions. Mitsubishi Power’s highly reliable and innovative power plant major equipment and control systems support steady progress toward a decarbonized society.

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EXPECTED OUTCOME

  • Flexible operation that can respond to a changing electric power market
  • Reduce downtime at power plants, contributing to improved profitability
  • Achieve a smooth conversion to cleaner fuels such as hydrogen

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