Whether the project involves an established plant or completely new construction, Control Southern can help deliver a safer, more productive facility. Turn to us from the digital prototyping of power generation equipment all the way to the design and implementation of production lines across a wide variety of power generation modalities.
In your power generation business, there is an increasing level of unpredictability in day-to-day operations. The combination of more renewables and cheaper gas has altered your traditional dispatch and the operating profiles of your fleet. You’re now cycling formerly base loaded and peaking assets to compensate for the variability of power supply. Cycling not only reduces the availability of your fossil sites, but it’s also increasing your overall operations and maintenance costs. All the while, you’re trying to manage through these dynamic times with a smaller and less experienced workforce.
It’s because of these challenges in our region (Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida) that more and more power producers are turning to Control Southern. We work with you to heighten your operational readiness – improving availability and gaining more efficiency from your operations and workforce. See below the types of facilities we support.
Gas plants are no longer reserved for peak load and are cycled on and off with greater frequency these days. These additional startups and associated loading increase the equivalent operating hours of your plant and necessitates more maintenance. Control Southern works with utilities to mitigate the effects of cycling and improve the availability of your simple and combined cycle plants. With Control Southern as your partner you’ll be able to reduce the effects of thermal stresses and worry less about forced outages.
Nuclear energy is a proven option with the capacity to produce expanded supplies of carbon-free electricity on a global scale. New reactor designs are providing a renaissance for power generators who are looking to diversify their fleets with stable base-load supply. Control Southern has supported facilities in the Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida with nuclear-certified valves and transmitters, and associated accessories and services.
States around the US are encouraging the development of renewable power to help reduce carbon emissions and the use of fossil fuels. From wind and solar to hydro and geothermal, Control Southern provides solutions that enable power generators to operate these plants at maximum efficiency.
Over the years we have supplied thousands of steam, gas, and hydro turbine control valve and systems solutions around the world. We have provided complete retrofits on all major manufacturers including General Electric, Siemens-Westinghouse, Siemens, Alstom/ABB, Mitsubishi, and more. Control Southern’s turbine control solutions offer retrofits to legacy control systems, control valve installations and upgrades, long-term service agreements, and more.
More and more, coal plants are being asked to follow load rather than run at base load. This plant cycling results in additional thermal stress and contributes to forced outages and higher maintenance costs. Control Southern works with utilities to mitigate the effects of cycling and improve the availability of your workhorse coal units. With Control Southern as your partner you’ll be able to ramp faster, improve your low load performance, and worry less about forced outages.