IPP achieves contractual efficiency targets with ETC 600
Our customer is a leading Indonesian IPP, with a total generating capacity of over 1,400 MW. The company holds long-term contracts with the country’s largest state utility to provide provide power to remote communities and industrial operations.
In this particular project, the IPP is contracted by a state utility on an annual basis, to operate a 24MW power plant, with the fuel provided by the utility. The contract therefore includes specified fuel efficiency targets, reviewed on an annual basis, with the utility aiming to lower efficiency thresholds each year. The IPP is liable to penalties if their engines’ average specific fuel consumption is greater than contractual targets.
Bowman was challenged to improve fleet efficiency of the IPP’s CAT 3516 TA gensets, which had been averaging fuel consumption of 2.7% in excess of the contractual targets. The Bowman team designed a full turn-key solution for the IPP’s containerised gensets, so the ETC 600 installation had to be compact, and had to deliver 5% fuel reduction to achieve the IPP’s objectives.
Improving overall efficiency
The ETC 600 trial demonstrated 7.2% fuel savings at the 100% genset load point, with an even greater saving at 80% load, at 7.4%, and 6.3% at 54% load, and proved that the technology significantly improves the efficiency of gensets, even at part loads and with engines of varying age and condition.