"The Rya CHP plant plays an important role in Gothenburg's electricity supply," said Alf Engqvist, CEO of Göteborg Energi. "Working together with Siemens we want to explore the possibilities for the conversion of both electric power and heat production as pieces of the puzzle in our work for fossil-free energy independence."
There is global demand for new climate-smart solutions and
Siemens' technology and solutions are addressing this need. For example,
converting a coal power plant into a modern gas-fired combined cycle power
plant, such as the Rya CHP plant in Gothenburg, can reduce carbon dioxide
emissions by about two-thirds. By co-burning natural gas with an increasing
share of hydrogen or biofuel, emissions can then be further reduced gradually.
"In our collaboration with
Göteborg Energi we see the possibility to verify the viability of several
different renewable fuels, such as hydrogen, on a larger scale, first in Sweden
and then in other parts of the world," said Thorbjoern Fors, CEO Siemens
Distributed Generation and Oil & Gas Services Business. "With this
cooperation, Göteborg Energi and the Rya CHP plant are driving
innovation toward new solutions and green power together with us.
goal is to run the SGT-600, -700 and -800 gas turbine combustors 100 percent
fossil free, for example with hydrogen, in the near future," continued
Fors. "This is a unique cooperation between Siemens and a customer that
can demonstrate the varied possibilities for sustainable and cost-effective
fuels as our industry and societies look to reduce carbon emissions around the
The Rya combined cycle power plant was delivered turnkey by
Siemens 2006 and includes three SGT-800 gas turbines.