AREVA NP has installed a system to automatically adjust Goesgen Swissnuclear power plant’s electricity generation to the needs of the grid operator. The successfully implemented solution varies the plant’s output between 50 and 100 percent of its installed capacity, without interaction of the operator. The output adaptation can be performed with power ramps of up to 30 megawatts per minute. AREVA NP’s Advanced Load Following Control (ALFC) technology features a software upgrade of the reactor control system, adapts the relevant interfaces in the plant and comprises a comprehensive test series as well as operator training to ensure safe and proper operation.
Power Mag 19th Oct 2017 read more »