White Paper: What must power plants do to cope with surging global energy demand?


Worldwide demand for energy is predicted to spike by 49% over the next 15 years, and fossil fuel plants are expected to shoulder the bulk of the load. Yet many power plants worldwide face efficiency issues, emissions restrictions, and the risk of system failures. How can owners and managers keep up with increased energy demands, while maintaining safety, reducing environmental impact, and increasing profitability?

With over 150 years of experience helping power plants achieve true operational efficiency, TÜV SÜD has found the ideal solution. We recommend an integrated testing and improvement programme for power plants to cope with the coming surge in global power consumption.

An integrated programme helps power plants

  • Increase rated capacity by 4% to 8%
  • Raise performance capacity by 8% to 10%
  • Extend lifespan by up to 20 years
  • Improve return on investment by cutting down unscheduled downtime and emissions

Read the white paper, Powering Through: An integrated approach to the performance optimisation for ageing power plants, for more insights and recommendations.

About Dr Stefan Buse

Dr Stefan Buse

Head of Power Systems and Performance Tests

Stefan Buse is a Senior Expert and Head of the Department "Power Systems and Performance Tests" in TÜV SÜD, with more than 22 years of working experience in the power plant business. He holds a Master's degree and a PhD in mechanical engineering with specialism in energy and power plant engineering. HIs experience includes all facets of project management, especially with regard to gas and steam turbine power plants, as well as energy efficiency investment projects. He has gained power plant design and simulation experience, combined with energy economic evaluation and optimisation considerations, whilst working on power plant projects both in Europe and the rest of the world. Since he joined TÜV SÜD in 2012, he has been providing consulting services for power plant businesses globally and is a trainer for turbine courses at TÜV SÜD Academy.

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