Wärtsilä Delivers LNG-fired Peaking Power Plant to India
This is the first dedicated peaking power station ordered by a state utility in India. It will also be KSEBL’s first gas-fired power plant. The plant will start and stop twice every day and run at full capacity for two 4 to 5 hour periods, covering the morning and evening peaks in electricity demand.
The plant will comprise four Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas. The gas will be transported by a pipeline from the new LNG terminal in Kochi. The engines will replace two aged generation units that run on low sulphur heavy stock oil (LSHS). Switching from LSHS to natural gas will reduce the CO2-emissions by approximately 25 percent.
Wärtsilä’s installed power generation base in India is approximately 4,000 MW. Globally the installed capacity is 58 GW in 175 countries.