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The Advantages of Combining Hydraulic and Thermal Energy in Power Plants

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A. Bosio

Dipartimento di Energetica, Università di Firenze, Firenze, Italy

J. Energy Resour. Technol 114(1), 91-94 (Mar 01, 1992) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2905926 History: Received February 14, 1991; Revised September 19, 1991; Online April 16, 2008

Abstract

Power generation, especially that of electricity, must simultaneously meet the requirements of being able to satisfy peak demands and being easily modulable, even over short periods. The combined use of hydraulic and thermal energy can contribute to satisfy energy demands by increasing the amount of peak power generated, while modulating power to fit users’ needs. The hydraulic-gas plant described in this paper features a hydraulic turbine positioned directly on the compressor shaft, with the compressor mechanically connected to the gas turbine.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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