Submitted by: Iran Energy Efficiency Organization
Implemented country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Title: Energy Optimization Studies in Thermal Power Plant in Iran
The project Energy Optimization Studies in the Tous Thermal Power Plant (northeast Iran) was implemented by Iran Energy Efficiency Organization during 9 months in 2005. The main targets in this study were to find approaches and to offer measures for cycle efficiency enhancement (heat rate reduction) and electric energy conservation in plant-internal equipment. The combined Pinch & Exergy Analysis method was applied for retrofitting of boiler feed water heat exchangers network. As a result for this improvement in the cycle, 2.5% efficiency increase was estimated. In addition, some electric energy saving potential was found by using variable-speed drives in electric motors of internal main or auxiliary installations.