Power Plant Technologies

Conventional power plants will be indispensable in maintaining secure energy supplies also in the coming decades. In that context, the focus in the past was increased efficiency and reduced emissions thanks to state of the art plant technology. In times of an increasing shave of volatile renewable generation the issue of flexibility of conventional power plants is of growing importance. The fundamental challenge for operation of the power plants is competition, with its market-driven rules.

The competence area “Power Plant Technologies” is the communications platform for all questions concerning the technology and operation of all power plant types, and covers all technical areas from boilers and turbines to I&C systems. The focus is on both short-term issues relating to daily operation and long-term, strategically oriented topics.

The technologies and techniques used for generating electricity and heat from coal, gas, oil and other solid fuels such as biomass or refuse, etc., are highly complex and require a high level of know-how such as that which VGB can provide.

The committees related to "Power Plant Technologies" are established as follows: