Powering the world

Marquette Energy Center

Michigan, USA

50 MW

"Wärtsilä’s solution is reliable, efficient, flexible in fuel choice, and also environmentally sustainable. It will support our compliance with upcoming CO2 regulations.”
- Paul Kitti, Executive Director of Marquette Board of Light and Power

Marquette  Power Plant - Michigan - USA


Add intermittent wind and solar

Cold climate, remote location

Upcoming carbon regulations


Flexible back-up power

Reliable energy supply

Efficient gas power


Enable more renewables

Keep the lights on at all times

Meet emission requirements


When the temperature drops to –40 degrees Celsius, blackouts are not an option. In order to secure a reliable energy supply and enable more renewable energy, Marquette Board of Light and Power (MBLP) in Michigan, USA, opted for Wärtsilä Smart Power Generation technology. As an added benefit, the ultra-flexible power plant provides a new source of income by following real-time electricity prices. The dual-fuel plant replaces old coal-fired capacity.

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Main data

   Customer    Marquette Board of Light and Power (Utility)
   Type    Wärtsilä 50DF multi-fuel power plant
   Operating mode    Peaking and back-up baseload
   Gensets    3 x Wärtsilä 18V50DF
   Total output    50 MW
   Fuel    Natural gas, light fuel oil as back-up
   Scope    Engineered Equipment Delivery (EEQ)
   Delivered    2017

Related downloads

Read about the Marquette success story in this brochure.

A brief guide to the technical features and performance of the Wärtsilä 50DF engine.

Find in-depth info about our gas and multi-fuel power plant solutions in this brochure.

Contact info

If you want to know more about the Marquette project, please contact

Dan Shelledy
Senior Business Development Manager 
US, Canada & the Caribbean
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
+1 (281) 536-1444


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