Reference No: A0655

Advanced Load Follow Concepts (ALFC) : fully automated flexible load following reactor control

Framatome’s Advanced Load Following Control (ALFC) enables flexible non-baseload operation modes in pressurized water reactors (PWR) such as load cycling, part-load operation, primary or secondary frequency control according to the requirements of the grid. Load dispatchers require balancing power to ensure a balance between generation and consumption of electrical energy at any given time within a few seconds. ALFC handles different core loading patterns and opens-up possibilities for power uprates. Nuclear safety is increased due to automated boric acid/demineralized water mixing and transparent reactivity management not requiring manual support interventions.

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