Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation Announces Advanced W501G Gas Turbine Plants in U.S. Go Commercial.
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2001
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SWPC Secondary Wood Products Consortium ) announced today that the initial power plants that utilize its advanced W501G in both simple- and combined-cycle applications have achieved commercial operation. SWPC, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Turbine turbine, rotary engine that uses a continuous stream of fluid (gas or liquid) to turn a shaft that can drive machinery.
A water, or hydraulic, turbine is used to drive electric generators in hydroelectric power stations. System (ATS) program, designed and manufactured the W501G gas turbine.
The 360-megawatt, combined cycle A combined cycle is characteristic of a power producing engine or plant that employs more than one thermodynamic cycle. Heat engines are only able to use a portion of the energy their fuel generates (usually less than 50%). The remaining heat from combustion is generally wasted. Millennium power plant located in Charlton, Massachusetts Charlton is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. History
Charlton was first settled in 1735. It become a separate district (from Oxford) in 1755, and was officially incorporated in 1775. , and owned by PG&E National Energy Group, achieved commercial operation on April 5, 2001. In addition, the City of Lakeland, Florida's McIntosh Unit 5 249-megawatt simple cycle plant, which will be converted to combined cycle, went into commercial operation on April 16, 2001.
"We're extremely proud of this accomplishment. We've been successful in bringing the next generation of gas turbine technology to the power generation marketplace at a time when the nation continues to face a critical need for highly efficient and reliable generation capacity. With a total of 28 units committed, customers are sending us a clear signal that they are confident in our ability to continue to evolve technology that is able to meet these increasing needs," said Randy Zwirn, SWPC president and chief executive officer and a member of the Siemens Power Generation Group Board.
At a 250-megawatt nominal capacity and with a net efficiency of approximately 58 percent in combined cycle application, Siemens Westinghouse's W501G is the largest 60-Hz gas turbine in the world and is among the most efficient. The W501G achieves superior performance through advanced technologies developed and validated under the DOE's ATS program. The W501G is designed to optimize life-cycle costs by balancing capital cost, efficiency and maintenance costs to yield the lowest overall cost of electricity.
The G product line is the latest in a long line of efficient and reliable machines. It evolved from the Siemens Westinghouse 501 family of gas turbines. In addition to the W501G, there are more than 60 advanced W501F-class units currently in operation and another 300 under commitment from customers. The Siemens advanced gas turbine fleet has achieved over one million hours of operating experience.
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