Interface Consulting’s Power & Energy Expertise
There are various types of power generation facilities, from large power plants that generate electricity for commercial sale to smaller plants that exist within industrial facilities. Power is generated in a number of ways: coal, nuclear reactors, wind turbines, natural gas, solar energy, geothermal energy, hydroelectricity, integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) technology, or other methods.
Interface Consulting’s experts have experience working on many new commercial power generation facilities based on either burning natural gas or renewable energy, such as wind or solar. Natural-gas-fired units include gas-fired combustion turbines (simple cycle), heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), and steam turbines to generate additional power in a combined cycle mode of operation. Interface has experience with coal-fired plants, which are typically pulverized or supercritical pulverized coal or circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers; however, few new coal plants are envisioned due to concerns regarding emissions and greenhouse gases. Instead, newer processes such as IGCC are gaining momentum with the push to develop cleaner coal technologies.