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Brazi power plant

Brazi Power Plant

Brazi power plant is a state-of-the-art natural gas fired power plant, which combines the high efficiency and operational flexibility, contributing to the balancing of the Romanian power market.

  • The Brazi gas fired power plant is the largest private greenfield project in electricity generation in Romania
  • With an 860 MW capacity, Brazi Power Plant can cover approx. 10% of Romanian power consumption. It could light up 70 million light bulbs simultaneously
  • Technical information:  two gas turbines (290 MW each), two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) and one steam turbine (310 MW)
  • It was commissioned in 2012. The investment in the project was approx. 530 million euro
  • It brings security to the national power supply: it isn't dependent on weather and can balance the market following fluctuations of renewable energy

 

Benefits:

  • High Efficiency: 57% is Brazi power plant efficiency (vs. 30% average power generation efficiency in Romania)
  • High Flexibility: quick start (half of the time required by conventional power plants); high ramp-up speed;
  • Low CO2 Emissions: CCPP Brazi generates power with 0,35t CO2/MWh emissions vs. a conventional coal power plant that generates power with ~ 0,8t CO2/ MWh emissions.