Higher cycling costs loom as solar and wind resources grow

Here is a great article published by the Combined Cycle Journal on the effects of more and more renewable generation coming to the U.S. power grid.  This is forcing natural gas combined cycle units to be subject to additional cycling.  A PSI Turbine Warming system is an investment that can protect these units against the … More Higher cycling costs loom as solar and wind resources grow

U.S. Electricity Markets changing Day-Ahead market timings

On September 29th the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) changed their Day-Ahead Market submission deadline to 09:30 am CPT for the Operating Day October 1st.  The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) will change their Day-Ahead deadline to 10:30 EPT on November 5 for the operating Day November 6.  These changes are being made to more closely align the … More U.S. Electricity Markets changing Day-Ahead market timings

U.S. Patent filing for PSI Turbine Warming System

Physical Systems Integration has recently filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trade office to document and protect the Turbine Warming System.  The system consists of insulating blankets with heating elements attached to inner blankets and a state-of-the-art control system.  PSI will install 2 of these systems in 2016 on GE D-11 Steam Turbines. Give PSI a … More U.S. Patent filing for PSI Turbine Warming System

Improving Turbine Warming System Design for Greater Reliability and Operating Benefits

Turbine Warming Systems (TWS) are an effective means of reducing “Cold” startup times on Combined Cycle Steam Turbines. Reduced startup times result in much shorter “hold” times and allow faster ramp rates for higher MW output. Faster starts result in much shorter times to full load, thus increasing revenue and higher dispatch priority to match … More Improving Turbine Warming System Design for Greater Reliability and Operating Benefits