Turbines can be used in a variety of configurations and applications, depending on the system needs. They may be used in combination with storage solutions to further enhance their flexibility capabilities, ensuring the stability of the grid and security of supply. This, at the same time, allows more variable renewables being introduced into the system – contributing to the decarbonisation of the energy system. Gas and steam turbines are not bound to a specific energy source and can operate with gases and heat from renewable origin in the same way they do with some more conventional sources, ensuring their sustainability of in the long-term.
Gas and steam turbines are used in centralised power plants as well as in different industrial settings, to provide power only or both power and heat as needed. They may also be used to provide mechanical power in certain industrial applications.