But Sloecentrale stands out not only because of design and color. Using advanced technology it generates electricity that reaches 2 million households.
POWER The latest technology in the Siemens plant results in a 50 % higher energy efficiency than an average coal-fired power plant. Compared to other gas-fired power plants, the efficiency and thus also CO2 emissions are about 25 percent better.
OPERATION The generation of electricity takes place in a so-called combined cycle. Gas is burned in a gas turbine resulting in electrical power that is produced by the generator. The hot exhaust gases of the gas turbine are led in a boiler to produce steam. The steam is lead via a steam turbine resulting in extra power and extra efficiency.
FLEXIBLE Placing the gas turbine, generator and steam turbine on a single central axis, makes flexible operation possible. The power can be adjusted quickly and turned off completely, and even when turned off, it can be brought from zero to full power again in about 30 minutes. This makes Sloe Centrale world champion in start up, as far as plants of this size are concerned.