FOR CLEAN AND EFFICIENT PLANTS
The statutory provisions governing operation and use of power generation plants and systems have changed tremendously in recent decades. These changes have had far-reaching implications, particularly commercial, for power plant operators. Should the German Federal Control of Pollution Act (BimSchG)/Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control (TA Luft) be tightened again, operators and planners will once again face a challenge. Many legacy plants will require upgrading at short notice.
At the same time, these changes may be advantageous for both the environment and the companies concerned, since any improvement required in the interests of the climate also presents an opportunity for the profitability of a plant to be enhanced. Furthermore, upgrading always means greater flexibility. Scope for such improvements can be found in many areas, such as the fuel portfolio, operating mode, use of personnel, use of equipment, and the form of energy offtake.