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Gas to Power
From Natural Gas to Electricity
Who should attend?
This training aims to provide a comprehensive technical and economic review of natural gas and its use to produce electricity through thermal power plants and other combined cycles adapted to the country's context.
This training is aimed at managers, regulators, economists, lawyers, financiers, engineers and technicians looking for technical information about power generation facilities using natural gas as primary energy.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in the energy sector.
Overview of fossil and renewable primary energy resources: definitions, characteristics and prices.
Opportunities for natural gas in the global energy mix.
World electricity resources: definitions, origins.
International gas scene: the role of gas in global energy demand.
Types and characteristics of natural gas fields. Production techniques.
Natural gas processing and bringing to commercial specifications.
Transport and storage of natural gas in the gas phase.
Transport of natural gas in liquid phase. LNG and regasification.
Economic aspect of gas:
Gas contracts, specifics of LNG contracts, prices, shipping contracts.
POWER PLANTS & NETWORKS
Introduction to thermal power plants.
The power grid.
Electric power generation: principle, advantages and drawbacks:
Characteristics of thermodynamic cycles associated with thermal power plants: Carnot and Rankine cycles.
Energy performance characteristics.
Overview of the different power plants and characteristic equipment.
Concept of energy performance. Energy quantification:
TECHNOLOGY OF ELECTRICAL CENTRALS
The different power plant sectors: Thematic power plants, combined gas/steam, nuclear and renewable cycles:
Description and operating conditions.
Consideration of externalities: CO2, regulations, quota systems, prices.
Combined cycles: gas/steam.
Production of heat and energy:
End use of steam.
Gas turbines and energy recovery.
Project development and production cost:
Economic criteria for cost of production: OECA.
Energy independence: choosing the right channels for each country.
Discounted energy cost: definition and examples.
Comparison of projects.
INTEGRATED ENERGY MIX & RENEWABLE GAS SUPPLEMENTARITY
Gas power plant overview: advantages of gas turbines and combined cycle power plants.
History and development.
Operation and maintenance.
Structure and organization chart of an operating company.
Renewable power plants: the choice of the solar thermal and PV sector:
Development and current technologies.
Efficiency and costs.
Management of an electrical production park: role of CCGTs:
Management of the energy portfolio and price risk.
Operational excellence: optimization of operation and maintenance, local and corporate management.
The long term - Investment choices for a generating fleet:
Project organization and management: tendering, organization and planning, supplier selection, chronology of the development and construction phase, cost structure and financing.
Contractual structuring: fuel supply contract, power sales contract, operation and maintenance structure.
Fundamentals of the electricity markets:
Modelling and forecasting of electricity demand.
At the end of the training, participants will be able to:
explain the basics of natural gas production and transportation, its markets and use,
provide technical knowledge about electricity generating installations and the principle of operation of the equipment used in such installations,
understand the economics and operation of power plants, in particular combined cycle and renewable power plants,
make a choice of an energy mix appropriate to the country context,
detail the treatment technologies available to produce energy efficiently,
understand the management of an electrical network.
Ways & Means
Numerous exercises inspired by the electricity, gas and thermal power plant industries.
To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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