Why Is Power Plant Efficiency Important?

The following charts can give you an estimated effect of some of the key parameters that affect your power plant performance

Operating Conditions

Ambient Temperature

40°C

20 °C

Ambient Pressure

850 mbar

1050 mbar

950 mbar

Ambient Humidity

30%

90%

60 %

Performance @ ISO Conditions

Power output

Heat rate

Performance @ Operating Conditions

Power output

348.8 MW

Heat rate

7900 KJ/MWH

Power Plant Output

MW

Power Plant Heat Rate

kJ/kWh

Fuel Cost

USD/MJ

Electricity Price

USD/MWh

Capacity Factor

%

Power Output Improvement

%

Heat Rate Improvement

%

Annual Financial Benefit

Without Improvement

Annual Plant Revenue Fuel Expense Profit
$122,640,000 $101,545,920 $21,094,080

With Improvement

Annual Plant Revenue Fuel Expense Profit
$122,640,000 $101,545,920 $21,094,080

Power Output Improvement

$1,226,400.00

Heat Rate Improvement

$101,546.00


Total Financial Benefit

$1,327,946.00

Unit Efficiency @
Design Water Temperature

%

Unit Output @
Design Water Temperature

MW

Seawater Temperature @ Operating Conditions

10°C

30°C

20 °C

Seawater Temperature @ Design Conditions

10°C

30°C

20 °C

Results

Performance @ Operating Conditions

Power output

348.8 MW

Efficiency

7900 %