CCGT Power Plants in the USA - Arkansas & Kansas
Dell
Location: AR
Operator: Associated Electric Cooperative
Configuration: 580-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2007
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Burns & Roe, TIC
Quick Facts: Original plant developer GenPower LLC started work on the Dell power station in 1999 and sold the project to TECO Energy in Nov 2000. Construction began with NEPCO as EPC contractor. AECI purchased the 65%-complete facility from TECO in Aug 2005 and commercial operation started on 23 Aug 2007. Although the plant was designed to run baseload, AECI plans to operate the plant for intermediate generation. Primesouth is the O&M contractor. Dell has DLN 2.6 combustors and SCR. The site is about 100ac in size.

Photograph courtesy of Associated Electric Cooperative
Posted 9 Jul 2008

Emporia Energy
Location: KS
Operator: Westar Energy Inc
Configuration: 4 X 54-MW LM6000, 3 X 171-MW 7FA gas turbines
Operation: 2008-2009
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Black & Veatch
Quick facts: This power station in Lyon Co was built in two stages, the first completing in Jun 2008 and the second in Feb 2009. The total investment was about $308mn.

Photograph courtesy of Westar Energy Inc
Posted 1 Sep 2014

Fitzhugh CC
Location: AR
Operator: Arkansas Electric Coop Corp
Configuration: 185-MW, 1+1 CCGT with W501D5A gas turbine
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: FW
T/G supplier: SWPC, GE
EPC: Burns & McDonnell, Frucon
Quick Facts: This $66mn project near Ozark repowered the existing 1963-vintage T/G set from the Fitzugh steam electric unit. This station was the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas' first power plant.The newly refurbished Fitzhugh GS was re-dedicated on 30 Jun 2003. The plant was named for Thomas B Fitzhugh, the former AECC attorney who wsa instrumental in developing and building the original unit.

Photograph courtesy of Arkansas Electric Coop Corp
Posted 3 Jul 2013

Gordon Evans Gas Turbines
Location: KS
Operator: Westar Energy Inc
Configuration: 2 X 98-MW 7EA, 1 X 179-MW 7FA gas turbines
Operation: 2000-2001
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Black & Veatch
Quick facts: In Oct 1998, Western Resources Inc annouced plans to install three gas combustion turbines at Gordon Evans Energy Center northwest of Wichita for about $120mn. 

Photograph courtesy of Westar Energy Inc
Posted 31 Aug 2014

Harry L Oswald
Location: AR
Owner: Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp
Configuration: 545-MW, 7+2 CCGT with LM6000 and 7001EA gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Washington Group
Quick facts: This project south of Little Rock in Pulaski Co was built by a 51:49 JV of Mirant and Kinder Morgan Power. The plant went into bankrupcy in 2003 and was mothballed in the summer of 2004. ACEC later acquired the Wrightsville plant and renamed it after the coop's first General Manager of AECC and AECI. The plant has an unusual design termed "Orion" by KMP. This has six aerodertivateve machines and one frame GT, all with HRSGs ducted to two steamers. This allows dispatch at anything from about 40 MW (one LM6000) to the full plant capacity.

Photograph courtesy of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp
Posted 1 Feb 2014

Jameson
Location: KS
Operator: Garden City Public Utilities Dept
Configuration: 3 X 12.9 MW SGT-400 gas turbines
Operation: 2014
Fuel: gas
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Sega Inc, MMC Contractors
Quick Facts: Ground breaking for Jameson Energy Center in Garden City was on 10 Oct 2013 and the plant opened on 12 Jun 2014. The site is adjacent to the Garden City wastewater treatnment plant on what was part of the Jameson Family Ranch. Jameson EC was a joint project with Kansas Municipal Energy Agency, which issued $42.65mn in bonds to help finance the facility. The gas turbines were manufactured in Lincoln, England.

Photograph courtesy of www.westernkansasnews.com
Posted 16 Nov 2014

Ottawa
Location: KS
Operator: Ottawa Water & Electric
Configuration: 11-MW single-shaft STAG-103 CCGT block
Operation: 1967
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: GE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE
Quick facts: This is the first of the only two STAG-103 blocks that GE built and is based on the two-shaft MS3002 gas turbine. The plant has run about 111,000hrs and was a baseload resource until about 1979. It was gradually backed off after Ottawa Water & Electric secured long-term electricity supples, mostly from other public power utilities. It now in runs only a few times a year, usually in the summer. Built for dual-fuel operation, the machine was convertd to run gas-only in 1992 when a new Woodward control and protection system was installed. The other STAG-103 was built for Hutchinson Utilities in Minnesota. That block commissioned in 1971.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 19 Nov 2011

Riverton-12
Location: KS
Operator: Empire District Electric Co
Configuration: 1 X 150 MW V84.3A2 gas turbine
Operation: 2007
Fuel: gas
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Sega Inc
Quick Facts: The Riverton plant has been in operation since 1905. Site preparation for the new GT began in 2005 and commissioning started in Jan 2007. The unit cost about $49mn.

Photograph courtesy of Empire District Electric Co
Posted 12 May 2007

Riverton-12-CC
Location: KS
Operator: Empire District Electric Co
Configuration: 225-MW, 1+1 CCGT with V84.3A2 gas turbine
Operation: 2016
Fuel: gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Burns & McDonnell
Quick Facts: Construction on the Riverton CC extension began in 2015 and completed on 28 Jun 2016 at a cost of $168mn. This was about $7mn under budget

Photograph courtesy of Empire District Electric Co
Posted 9 Jul 2016

 
South Plummer
Location: KS
Operator: Chanute Electric & Gas Dept
Configuration: 62-MW W251B12 gas turbine
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: SWPC
EPC: Fagen Inc

Photograph courtesy of Fagen Inc
Posted 11 Jan 2004

Union Power
Location: AR
Operator: Entergy
Configuration: four 550-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: NEPCO
Quick Facts: Union Power has a 330ac site in Union County near El Dorado, AR, near the geographic center of the Entergy Control Area. Full commercial operation began in Jul 2003. Natural gas is delivered to the plant via a 42mi, 30in pipeline with a flow capacity of 546,000 Mcf/day. This pipeline is owned by Entegra and connects to both the Regency and the Texas Gas Transmission pipelines. The eight gas turbines are equipped for inlet air fogging. Entegra was split off from TECO Energy in May 2005. In Mar 2016, Entergy Louisiana acquired two of the CCGT blocks from Entegra TC LLC while Entergy Arkansas and Entergy New Orleans acquired one each.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 29 Apr 2012

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 09-Jul-2016

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