The presence of active gas line in regions and the fact that they are available for energy generation or conversion in case of no existing grid or often interruptions in the mains provide cost advantages due to low fuel consumption for the businesses. The yield rates that have been rising along with the developments in the gas engine technology in the recent years enables electricity generation cost with the same cost or even lower than that of the mains.
Natural gas generator sets are increasingly preferred by the businesses because of these advantages they provide
T.P.A.O. (Turkish Petroleum Corporation) Natural Gas
Storage and Capacity Expansion Plant stands out as one of the most important gas driven generator applications in Turkey. The entire electrical energy demand of “Northern Marmara and Degirmenkoy Natural Gas Storage - Capacity Expansion Plant” built in Silivri is met by the solution specially designed by TEKSAN.
The 1010 kW natural gas generator set, which was commissioned in January 2016, was produced and put into operation in a way that will meet the power need of T.P.A.O. Northern Marmara and Degirmenkoy Natural Gas Storage - Capacity Expansion Plant whenever there is no grid. Besides, it is possible to feed the system uninterruptedly by the natural gas generator set which is directly integrated to the natural gas line even if there is an available grid.
Considering the fact that the facility is a natural gas storage facility with high storage capacity, a 1010 kW natural gas generator set has been chosen as backup power source for the project.
The thermal efficiency of natural gas generator set, which meets all the electricity needs of the plant, is 49 % and the electrical efficiency of it is 39 %.
The generator sets designed to operate synchronously with the grid when it is available, and primarily when there is no grid. Thus, the gen sets provide great advantages Furthermore, the option of upgrading this natural gas generator set into cogeneration system by adding a heat recovery system onto the product, delivers an opportunity of reaching higher savings in the coming period for the facility .
Due to the fact that the natural gas prices are more advantageous than that of diesel fuel, while operating with low compression rates, where they wear less in longer run-times. Also, ignition is made in a better way with the spark plugs used in the system and NOx emission settings can be made, and beyond that, owing to the fact that it is an eco-friendly solution, natural gas generator option is becoming more popular in the preferences of the customers.