The rapid integration of renewable energy sources into utility grids around the world has led to demand for faster responding utility grid tie power generation assets. FlexGen® Fast Start incorporates advanced power electronics and a storage based hybrid power system, offering a unique capability to meet highly variable response time requirements. FlexGen® Fast Start applies to large reciprocating engine generator sets and turbine based power generating assets.
FlexGen® Fast Start drives the alternator before synchronous speed during engine startup, decreasing speed ramp and synchronization time.
AC power is delivered to the grid before mechanical synchronization is complete, decreasing total load ramp time.
Energy storage is used to supply power before the engine is started for short duration ride through for sub second response markets.
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