MGTES for Power to Power applications
MGTES technology is designed to absorb surplus energy from renewable power plants or directly from the electricity grid.
- The surplus energy is converted into sensible heat that is stored in the fluidizable bed of sand particles.
- The stored energy is used to produce steam at certain condition useful for driving a steam turbine.
- Electric energy is then produced on-demand.
If required, the flexibility of MGTES allows the production of thermal energy in addition to electricity, representing an alternative renewable solution to a conventional cogeneration power plant (CHP).
In terms of efficiency, the performances achieved by the MGTES system are on a par with the technologies currently used. MGTES is able to provide thermal energy with a round trip efficiency of over 90%, decreasing down to 35% - 45% when the heat ratio in produced total energy is near to 0 % and the generation is completely electric. In these operating conditions, the reduction in efficiency is completely dependent on the power-block used.
- Recovery of power-block from thermoelectric power plants in decommissioning phase
- Provision of Demand Response services
- Intraday and multiday flexibility
- Reduction of fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions thus minimizing carbon footprint
- Flexibilization of existing thermoelectric power plants
- Regulation services to power grid
- Power supply and demand imbalance
MGTES can play a leading role in the global decarbonization process, providing 100% clean power and heat, round the clock. Enables greater flexibility, efficiency and resilience at both plant and system level.