An Overview of Gas Turbine Technologies for Power Generation in Europe
This article presents the three objectives of European energy policy namely mastering global change and pollution, security of energy supply and creation of employment and the enhancement of the competitiveness of the European industry. An overview of power generation with gas turbine systems is given and the European Union strategy for supporting the development of these systems is presented. Ways to improve the performance of the several types of gas turbine cycle will be a major objective in the coming years. The targets are combined cycle efficiencies above 60%, industrial gas turbine system efficiencies of at least 50%, small gas turbines efficiencies above 35% and designs for the use of fuels with less than 25% of the heating value of natural gas. A core of European projects in the field of industrial gas turbines has been formed. It is believed that the co-ordination of these activities together with the liaison with national and other projects will act as a catalyst to enhance the competitiveness of the European industry.
KeywordsSelective Catalytic Reduction Combine Cycle Rankine Cycle Exergy Loss Renewable Technology
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Elements for a Non-Nuclear Energy RTD Strategy. EC report (2000).Google Scholar
- 2.Financial Times Survey, Power Generation Equipment, 20 June 2000 (http://www.ft.com/ftsurveys/).
- 8.Kowalski G.J. Improving Turbine Performance by Cooling Inlet Air Using a Waste Heat Powered Ejector Refrigerator. Proceedings of the ASME Advanced Energy Systems Division AES-36, 1996; 501–508.Google Scholar
- 9.Solt J.Ch. The Ultimate NOx Solution for Gas Turbines. International Gas Turbine & Aeroengine Congress & Exhibition, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1998; 1–4.Google Scholar
- 10.Work Programme: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration under the Fifth Framework Programme, European Commission, 1999.Google Scholar