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The expected outcome of utility integrated resource planning (IRP) is the optimum combination
of power generation resources that will produce the most cost-effective and reliable generation
for the rate-payer.That process is relatively simple for a nuclear and fossil fuel-based system.
However, the difficult process of integrating renewable generation has made asset optimization
and operational flexibility paramount.
Until large-scale energy storage is commercially available, the no-nonsense approach for adding flexible generation is to extract unused power generation capability from existing combined cycle assets. Jupiter, FL-based Powerphase has commercialized a dry air injection system for existing or new simple or combined cycle combustion turbines. The big idea is to take a combined cycle plant, the most efficient generation asset for any utility, and make it even more efficient, increase its generation capability, and to increase its operational flexibility.