Based on reports issued by ANEEL (National Electric Energy Agency), Brazil counts today on 3171 thermoelectric power plants with over 52 million kW of installed capacity, representing about 24.4% of the power supply matrix. To serve this important market, WEG has continuously developed integrated and efficient solutions.
Regarded as the largest potato producer and processor in the country, Bem Brasil has invested in the generation of its own energy, and with the objective of duplicating the power of one of their thermoelectric plants, they partnered with WEG to acquire a package of products that would meet their needs. With this partnership, WEG will supply lots of equipment; a turbogenerator set, transformers, rectifier sets, battery banks, and many others.
The generation of their own power, using wood chips as fuel, supply will safely allow Bem Brasil to operate their power plant, in addition to reducing electricity bills and the costs for the company´s final products. This solution also allows the company to sell the surplus of generated power, resulting in many savings
“It is a significant investment for a complete solution. The generator particularly is an electric machine where its operating temperature remains below the temperature limit of the insulation class. In other words, its cooler operation results in extended machine lifetime, adding value to the plant. The steam turbine is designed with reaction technology, which makes it more efficient. In practical terms, the customer spends less fuel to generate the electric power he needs. Another benefit is that the turbine will supply steam to the process, turning it even more efficient”, says Paulo Sinoti, WEG Energy Business Director.
The power transformers provided are designed to guarantee high performance in a wide range applications and market segments, complying with the specific requirements of each company. In addition, WEG´s manufacturing process verticalization (own manufacture of electro-insulating varnish, electrical conductors, tanks, insulating kits, paints, etc.) is a unique feature of the company, which allows for extensive quality control at different production stages and delivery time flexibility.
The delivery of the WEG solutions package is scheduled for April of this year, to Bem Brasil plant in Perdizes, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.