This project is a prime example of our focus on delivering service solutions that consider our coal customers’ immediate needs, along with their longer-term strategies as they navigate the energy transition.
Steam Power project manager
Following the initial forced outage, short-cycling the unit back to service saved as much as a year of downtime, the period it would have taken to manufacture new stator bar components.
‘With uncommon circumstances of this nature, being able to collaborate closely with our customers is key to success,’ said Steam Power’s project manager for the plant. ‘In this case, I was based out of offices at our customer site, which made a considerable difference with the speed we were able to make decisions and execute the work.’
Rewinding the generator stator has extended the unit’s life for ~30 more years of operation in both its current configuration, and if/when a conversion to lower carbon fuel sources such as gas may be executed. Additionally, the operator estimates a full return on the stator rewind investment in as little as one year, with significant power demand by the site expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
When emergency shutdown turned one outage project into two, Steam Power was ready to double down and respond.
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