Balance of plant


Balance of plant (BOP) is a term generally used in the context of
power engineering Power engineering, also called power systems engineering, is a subfield of electrical engineering that deals with the generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of electric power Electric power is the rate, per unit time, at whic ...
to refer to all the supporting components and auxiliary systems of a power plant needed to deliver the energy, other than the generating unit itself. These may include
transformer A transformer is a passive electrical device that transfers electrical energy from one electrical circuit to another, or multiple Electrical network, circuits. A varying current in any one coil of the transformer produces a varying magnetic flux ...

inverter A power inverter, or inverter, is a power electronic device or circuitry that changes direct current Direct current (DC) is the one directional flow of electric charge. An electrochemical cell is a prime example of DC power. Direct curren ...

s, supporting structures etc., depending on the type of plant.

See also

Balance of systemThe balance of system (BOS) encompasses all components of a photovoltaic system A photovoltaic system, also PV system or solar power system, is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics. It consists of an arrang ...

Balance of system


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