Operational Flexibility

  • Chickahominy Power’s three 1x1 configuration allows for optimal dispatch flexibility

    • Each of three units able to run independently or collectively
    • Maximizes overall facility dispatch level
    • Ability to run 1,2, or 3 units each at full load for optimal efficiency to efficiently match dispatch needs
    • Quick Start ability - 35 minutes from 0-40% load and 65 minutes to full load with Steam Generator
    • Enables lower facility minimum run level optimal configuration coupled with the Project’s lowest heat rate, will enable the Project to maximize delivered output at stated efficiency
  • Independent 1x1 configurations minimizes the likelihood of lower plant performance by limiting operational dependencies

    • For example, a 2x1 configuration is operationally limited by circumstances related to:

      • Steam turbine out of service - the entire plant is down
      • Single gas turbine out of service - the entire plant heat rate is negatively impacted
  • Facility staffing efficiencies resulting from commonality of configuration

  • Facility maintenance benefits resulting from ability to take units out of service independently without impacting other unit efficiencies