Ways to Take Advantage of High Value Generating Opportunities
A number of factors have converged over the last few years to increase the opportunities for generating plants to take advantage of high spot market power prices. There is increasing value in improving the ability of existing gas turbines units to get on-line quickly (fast start) and/or to produce more power when they are on-line.
TTS has supported customers in identifying multiple ways to achieve both of these goals. The strategies to support fast start include reconfiguring fuel systems to eliminate purge requirements during startup, addressing other startup delay issues and improving start reliability and repeatability.
Opportunities to increase power output include optimizing existing firing temperature settings, increasing mass flow, implementing and optimizing peak firing operation and associated combustion system performance. This webinar reviews all of these strategies and the associated cost/benefit estimates.
About the Presenters
Pat Begley, VP Sales
Pat brings over 29 years of gas turbine experience to Turbine Technology Services.
Prior to his current role, Pat was employed by Sermatech Power Solutions serving as Executive Manager of Corporate Sales. In the 1990’s, Pat worked for TTS as Vice President of Corporate Sales and with HSDE Inc. as Manager of Industrial and Marine Business Development.
In his early career with General Electric, Chromalloy, Unitech and HSDE, Pat developed his extensive knowledge of heavy rotating equipment by performing engineering roles including Mechanical Field Service Engineer (GE and Chromalloy), Speedtronic Control System Service/Startup Engineer (GE and Chromalloy), PLC Control System Development Engineer (Unitech) and Controls Group Engineering Manager (HSDE).
Pat was born in Ireland. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dublin and MBA from the University of Houston.
Ricky Morgan, VP Engineering
Ricky brings over 30 years of electrical and controls engineering experience and is responsible for all technical aspects of TTS’ products and services. Prior to joining TTS, Ricky was employed by Sermatech Power Solutions, serving as the International Executive Manager for the Middle East and previously as Vice President of Turbine Systems Engineering.
Ricky was born in Scotland, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Strathclyde University, Glasgow. More recently, he graduated from the University of Central Florida with his MBA.