USA: Gas Turbines Montgomery County Power Station Begins Operations to Offer Clean Energy
Entergy Texas’ Montgomery County Power Station began commercial operations on January 1, 2021. The power station utilized two Mitsubishi Power G-Series air-cooled advanced class gas turbines to provide 993 MW of clean electricity to Southeast Texas, USA.
Florida/USA – Entergy Texas’ Montgomery County Power Station achieved commercial operation on January 1 with two Mitsubishi Power G-Series air-cooled (GAC) advanced class gas turbines to bring 993 megawatts (MW) of reliable, cleaner electricity to Southeast Texas, USA.
In line with Entergy Corporation’s commitment to environmental stewardship, Entergy Texas chose Mitsubishi Power’s high-efficiency gas turbines. The companies are currently exploring integrating hydrogen-enabled gas turbine technology to decarbonize power generation at Entergy’s utility businesses in Texas and three other states through a collaboration announced in September 2020.
Mitsubishi Power is delivering all of its advanced class gas turbines with built-in capability for operating on a mixture of up to 30 % hydrogen and 70 % natural gas. These gas turbines provide the option to operate on up to 100 % hydrogen in the future.
“We are pleased that the plant achieved commercial operation well ahead of schedule and is now using Mitsubishi Power’s advanced class gas turbine technology for cleaner and more efficient power to meet our growing demand,” said Sallie Rainer, President and CEO of Entergy Texas. “The new plant provides improved reliability, cleaner energy and substantial cost savings for our customers.”
The Montgomery plant’s G-Series gas turbines are the 93rd and 94th to reach commercial operation worldwide, joining a fleet that has demonstrated 5.7 million actual operating hours. For Entergy, they are the fifth and sixth to reach commercial operation, joining others at Entergy Louisiana’s 994 MW Lake Charles Power Station and 980 MW J. Wayne Leonard Power Station.
Paul Browning, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Power Americas, said, “Entergy maintains an impressive commitment to environmental stewardship, and we are proud to be a part of their progress toward reducing emissions and moving toward a more sustainable future. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration for cleaner energy. Together we are bringing a Change in Power.”