Overview

A competitive edge in district heating

The challenge

Recognizing the need to strengthen its position as the largest private operator of district heating networks—and third-largest cogeneration plant in Poland—Veolia turned to GE to improve the output and flexibility of their operations.

The solution

Putting its other OEM servicing capabilities to work across numerous OEM brands, GE will modernize three Zamech-made steam turbines at the Veolia Energia Poznań ZEC SA, a 275-megawatt (MW) district-heating plant

Outcomes

Enough extra power for the local grid

6 MW

of increased output

increase in steam turbine efficiency

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This project will help the station operate more efficiently, as we want to strengthen our position in a very competitive environment.

Jan Pic

Member of the Board and Operational Director of Veolia Energia Poznań ZEC

GE’s technologies are anticipated to boost the plant’s turbine efficiency by up to 6% and to increase its output by up to 6 MW, with the extra power being delivered to the local grid. Additionally, to improve operational flexibility during periods when there is no demand for electricity, Veolia will be able to divert the power for district heating water only.