MHPS Turbines To Power Texas Plant
By Jack Burke23 January 2019
For the third time in the last 22 months, an Entergy Corp. subsidiary has selected two Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) gas turbine generation units.
Entergy Texas, Inc. will incorporate two Mitsubishi M501GAC turbines power its 993 MW combined cycle Montgomery County Power Station (MCPS) near Willis, Texas, USA. When it becomes operational in 2021, the plant will help reduce emissions and will generate reliable and affordable power for Southeast Texas.
“The Montgomery County Power Station will supply the energy to help our communities and customers prosper. This power plant will not only provide needed generating capacity for Southeast Texas, one of the fast-growing regions in the U.S., but it’s another step in our ongoing effort to modernize Entergy’s generating fleet to provide power more efficiently, affordably and with fewer emissions,” said Sallie Rainer, president and CEO of Entergy Texas.
The Montgomery County Power Station will be one of the cleanest units in Entergy Texas’ generation fleet. The plant will feature a state-of-the-art emissions control technology that will lower emissions compared to the existing fleet through the use of high-efficiency, combined-cycle natural gas turbines that are projected to save for Entergy Texas customers more than US$1 billion over the next 30 years.
The combined-cycle operation will use natural gas-powered turbines and a heat recovery steam generator, which will capture exhaust heat from the gas turbine.
MHPS leads the industry globally in advanced class gas turbines (ACGT). The MHPS ACGT fleet sets a new standard for reliability and efficiency, lowering the cost of power for Entergy Texas customers. The two turbines to be installed at the Montgomery County Power Station are air-cooled versions of the MHPS G-Series.
“MHPS is proud to provide the advanced technology that Entergy Texas uses to serve the energy needs of Texans, helping fuel the economy, reduce emissions and save money for Entergy’s customers,” said Paul Browning, President and CEO of MHPS Americas. “The power station will feature proven advanced class gas turbine technology to boost efficiency and reduce emissions. We also will incorporate MHPS TOMONI™ digital capabilities to enhance connectivity with Entergy Texas. This allows us to use cloud-based big data analytics and machine learning to leverage the massive amounts of data that are generated during plant operations, driving optimum power plant performance, flexibility and reliability.”