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This project shall evaluate the potential of biomass thermal power plants for flexible power generation. The flexible operation is able to adjust the overall electricity generation to the electricity demand and the power generation by wind and solar power. Hereby the share of renewable energies will be increased and concurrently the CO2 emissions reduced. From the perspective of thermal power plant operators the profit can be maximised by taking advantage of price spreads when directly merchandising the produced energy and henceforth building a sound basis for refunding the power plant.
In order to exploit this extra degree of freedom this project particularly investigates the opportunities of additional thermal buffer plants. Different concepts for sundry thermal power plant types will be elaborated. For an existing pilot plant, running already a district heating network, a technical concept will be elaborated and analysed for the economic feasibility. In the case of economic profitability the technical measures are taken and proven in a field test.
The main objective is to make use of the electrical and thermal power generation from the incineration of solid biomass as a flexible capacity for the uninterruptible power supply. The power generation from biomass shall be increased and shall balance the volatile generation of wind and solar energy. In order to facilitate respective measures in the sector of power generation from solid biomass theoretical fundamentals shall be elaborated for different types of plants and practical experience shall be gathered with a demonstration facility.