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A gas turbine is a type of turbine which generates electricity or provides kinetic energy to a jet or an aircraft by utilizing compressed gas that spins. The Brayton cycle is the method for doing this. The pressurized gas in all contemporary gas turbines is produced by burning fuel such as kerosene, natural gas, propane, or jet fuel. This fuel’s heat causes the air that is being used in the turbine to expand, producing energy. Combustion turbine is another name for it. But let’s talk about gas turbines in Pakistan.
The electricity shortfall in Pakistan has dropped below 6500 megawatts, and its energy and economic condition are still deteriorating. At the same time, the nation’s total circular debt is currently at about Rs 2.253 trillion. Gas turbines are something that might fix the problem.
Here are some of the reasons to use gas turbines
● Reduced Operational Cost
One of the key reasons for the popularity of gas turbines is their lower operational costs. Compared to other alternatives with low-carbon emissions, such as renewable and nuclear energy, the initial operating costs of gas turbines are relatively low. As a result, in addition to saving a lot of money, gas turbines are one of the finest solutions for cleaner energy production.
● Durable and Efficient
Gas turbines have become the most feasible choice in battling tight carbon emission rules, volatile fuel costs, and focusing on an excellent performance at a cheap cost. Gas turbines are not only inexpensive, but they’re also long-lasting and efficient, with fewer system failures and downtime. Gas turbine makers have developed more robust turbines which require less maintenance.
● Enables Distributed Power Production
Most of the power generation systems across the world are shifting toward distributed power production. Distributed power technology is highly adaptable and can function independently and as an integrated system component. It’s also better than solar panels, fuel cells, hydropower, and tiny wind turbines.
● Environmentally Friendly
Another significant advantage of gas turbine power plants is that they are environmentally friendly. They not only operate on natural gas but also emit fewer pollutants than ICE (internal combustion engine). Gas turbines, in reality, use extra air for combustion. In addition to natural gas, gas turbine power plants often use digester gas, synthetically manufactured gasses such as diesel fuels, and even landfill gas.
The Bhikki power plant, 1,180MW, is a re-gasified and liquefied natural gas-based power plant in Sheikhupura, some 60 kilometers west of Lahore.
The plant’s owned and run by QATPL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pakistan’s Punjab provincial government. It was built with a $919.8 million investment.
Bhikki’s one of three large RLNG-based power projects that were built in Punjab somewhere between 2015 to 2018, in accordance with Pakistan’s 2015 Power Policy to accelerate power generation to close down the country’s expected 6GW demand-supply gap. The other Gas Turbines in Pakistan are the Haveli Bahadur Shah (1,230MW) and Balloki (1,223MW) combined-cycle gas turbines built by NPPMCL, a state-owned corporation.