IMPROVING GRID RESILIENCY
Until now, operators could choose between either buying and maintaining expensive spare transformers, or waiting until one fails and then trying to find a replacement. With cycle times for replacing large power transformers running 9-18 months, lost revenue from a typical transformer failure runs tens of millions of dollars. WattStock’s spare transformer program enables operators to avoid the large capital expense of buying, storing, and maintaining dedicated spares, while gaining guaranteed rights to temporary replacements from WattStock, utilizing WattStock’s revolutionary FLEX transformer design.
IMPROVING GAS TURBINE POWER PLANT RELIABILITY
Reducing the cost and improving the reliability of Gas Turbine Power Plants.
With the rise of green energy – solar and wind in particular – grid operators and utility managers increasingly need small, fast-responding, flexible generation units to provide backup and voltage support. Refurbished gas turbines – at significant cost savings – offer a reasonable option for many applications. A major OEM’S certification of refurbished units markedly improves those cost savings by:
- Eliminating uncertainty regarding intellectual property,
- Providing a warranty,
- Improving insurability, and
- Reducing project financing costs when refurbished units are used.
To make this work for stakeholders, WattStock has teamed with one of the world’s largest and most respected turbine OEM’s, and now offers OEM-certified gas turbine packages at cost savings similar to existing gray-market options.