Conventional Power Generation

As we address climate change and transition to sustainable energy sources, fossil fuels and other conventional energy sources continue to play an important role, ensuring energy supply is secure, reliable and affordable throughout this time.
The main sources of conventional power generation are:
fossil fuels (coal, oil)
While these technologies have been the backbone of global electricity production, they also cause environmental and sustainability issues like air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and resource depletion.
How do they work?

Conventional power plants burn fossil fuels to produce heat, which is then used to generate steam. The steam drives turbines connected to generators, producing electricity. Fossil fuel power plants are known for their reliability and ability to provide a consistent power supply, but they also emit greenhouse gases and pollutants that contribute to environmental issues such as air pollution and climate change.

Nuclear power plants use the process of nuclear fission to generate heat. In this process, the nucleus of an atom is split, releasing a large amount of energy in the form of heat. This heat is used to produce steam, which drives turbines and generates electricity. Nuclear power is considered a low-emission source of electricity, but it comes with challenges related to radioactive waste disposal and safety concerns.
Hydropower involves the use of flowing water (rivers, dams, and reservoirs) to turn turbines and generate electricity. The energy of moving water is converted into mechanical energy, which is then converted into electrical energy. Hydropower is a renewable energy source and has been used for decades to produce electricity.
Geothermal power generation harnesses heat from the Earth’s interior to produce steam, which drives turbines and generates electricity. This method is mainly feasible in regions with high geothermal activity, such as geysers and hot springs.
Biomass power plants burn organic materials like wood, agricultural residues, and other biological matter to produce heat and generate electricity. While biomass is renewable, its environmental impact depends on factors such as sourcing, land use, and emissions.
Why choose Arche Energy

Arche has a track record of delivering conventional power projects, from remote generation to high density urban networks.

For fossil fuels projects, Arche provides:

  • Owner’s Engineering
  • Lender’s Engineering
  • strategic energy consulting services
  • management of regulatory obligations
  • management of land acquisitions
  • commercial and contract review and management
  • assessment of emerging power generation technologies
  • business concept development and planning for emerging technologies
Projects we deliver
Wiggins Island Export Terminal technical feasibility, environmental approvals, financing and procurement strategy
Wesfarmers Curragh Extension Concept and Prefeasibility Studies
Mount Dore Copper Project energy supply concept study
Owner's engineer team for Condamine Power Station EPC contract
Mine power supply study for the Wandoan Coal Mine feasibility study
Construction management of Braemar Power Plant and associated gas pipeline network
Construction of Callide C, a supercritical coal fired power station near Biloela in central Queensland
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