Thermal power at VERBUND
Efficient gas power plants will support the energy transition for the foreseeable future. They serve mainly as a rapidly available reserve.
How does a thermal power plant work?
The fuel used is combusted to produce steam in the steam generator (boiler). The steam leaves the steam generator and flows through the guide vanes and impellers of the turbine, which drives the generator via a shaft.
The generator converts the kinetic energy into electrical energy and the generated electricity flows into the grid. The steam that leaves the turbine is condensed back into water again. This water is then returned to the steam generator and the water-steam cycle begins again.