Flexible Generation

Flexible Generation

Flexible generation refers to the ability of power plants to quickly adjust their electricity output in response to fluctuations in demand or supply. This capability plays a crucial role in addressing various challenges within the energy sector.

One significant challenge flexible generation can solve is the integration of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, into the grid. Unlike traditional fossil fuel plants, renewable sources are intermittent, generating electricity only when the wind blows or the sun shines. Flexible generation facilities can fill in the gaps when renewable energy production fluctuates, ensuring a stable and reliable power supply.

At ENGIE, we redefine the future of power production by seamlessly integrating flexibility into our operations, ensuring a sustainable and resilient energy landscape. By incorporating flexible energy into the electricity grid, we tailor energy consumption and production to meet our customers’ evolving needs. Picture an energy system that flexes and adjusts, intelligently responding to fluctuations in demand and maximizing resource utilization!

Why does flexible generation matter?

Flexible generation is essential for ensuring a reliable, resilient, and sustainable energy system that can meet the needs of modern society. It’s the linchpin in accommodating the variability of renewables, managing peak demand without expensive infrastructure upgrades, and promoting a cleaner, more reliable energy system.

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Flexible Generation

Grid Stability

Flexible generation encompasses various technologies and approaches designed to quickly adjust power output to match the fluctuations in demand and supply.

Flexible Generation

Integration of Renewable Energy

Availability of backup power during periods of low renewable energy production.

Flexible Generation

Balancing Supply and Demand

Flexible generation technologies provide critical services to balance supply and demand in real time. This includes power plants, battery storage, and demand response programs.

Flexible Generation

Grid Resilience

Renewable energy sources like wind and solar power can vary significantly throughout the day and across seasons. Flexible generation assets can ramp up or down quickly to fill the gaps or absorb excess production, ensuring a continuous and stable energy supply.

Flexible Generation

Reduce Carbon Emissions

Flexible generation is not just about maintaining stability; it’s about enabling a broader transition to a sustainable and low-carbon energy system through reduction in emissions.

Flexible Generation

Frequency and Voltage Regulation

Flexible generation can contribute to ancillary services, such as frequency response and voltage control, to prevent fluctuations that could destabilize the grid.

Case Studies

World’s largest Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Hazelwood, Australia produces 150 MW/150 MWh and delivers further electricity grid stability for Victoria

The Commercial Tower project comprised the construction of an environmentally sustainable, 18-storey Grade “A” office tower. The tower is located near the Burj Khalifa, adjacent to the Dubai Mall.

ENGIE Solutions took over asset description and document management that included creation of a data hub hosting building and equipment information. We also managed the visualization and management of spaces available to occupants while monitoring equipment with proactive management and maintenance.

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