Steam turbine roles and necessary technologies for stabilization of the electricity grid in the renewable energy era

N. Funahashi,    Thermal and Nuclear Power Engineering Society Japan, Tokyo, Japan


In the renewable energy era, wind power and photovoltaic power, which both have an output fluctuation, will become major supply sources of electric power. These fluctuations make the power system destabilize. Therefore, technologies to compensate for the destabilization of the power system are required. Future power systems need to supply power stably, and to deal with both the fluctuations in renewable output and in demand.

For the steam turbine, which is a major power supplier, in order to respond to this requirement, it is necessary ...

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