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Digitization Drives Efficiency at Turkish Coal Plant

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Introduction

Company

CENAL TES, or Karabiga

Industry

Power Generation

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Operations Performance Management for Power Generation

The CENAL TES, or Karabiga, power plant in Turkey is a model for the use of high-performance technology and digital software to power an ultrasupercritical coal-fired facility.

 

In concert with GE Steam Power hardware and software, GE Digital Operations Performance Management for Power Generation (OPM) software will play a critical role in helping the Karabiga plant optimize performance and save money.

 

Karabiga is notable for several reasons, including its state-of-the-art technology, reduced emissions profile, and status as one of the world’s most-efficient coal plants. It’s also the recipient of a POWER Top Plant award for coal-fired generation.

 

“As the first and most efficient ultrasupercritical coal-fired power plant in Turkey and one of the best all over the world, Karabiga is equipped with state-of-the art technology,” Ihsan Acar, the plant manager, told POWER.

 

 

This high-performance integrated power package combined with GE’s digitally enabled services enables us to operate Karabiga with high efficiency, reliability, and also increased flexibility to support the integration of more renewable energy to the grid.

Ihsan Acar - Plant Manager, Karabiga Steam Power Plant

 

In the August 2020 issue of POWER, Associate Editor Darrell Proctor shares how the company is using state-of-the-art technology to operate Karabiga with high efficiency, reliability, and increased flexibility to support the integration of more renewable energy to the grid.

 

Read about Karabiga’s Digital Journey

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