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Powering the world

 

Antelope Station, Texas

USA

170MW


“Wärtsilä engines start very quickly and are efficient units”
- Mark W. Schwirtz, President & General Manager, GSEC


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THE CHALLENGE

Fluctuationg output from wind generation

Fluctuating load due to irrigation proccesses

Scare water resources

Hefty temperature variations:
-10- 105ºF (-23- 41ºC)

Very tight project schedule

WÄRTSILÄ´S SOLUTION

Internal combustion engines with excellent ramp rates

Multi-unit plant

Closer-circuit radiator cooling

Two different cooling water configurations

Seasoned project team working in close cooperation with the costumer

BENEFIT

Excellent operational flexibility & increased revenue from selling balance capacity

Very high efficiency over the whole load range & no start/stop penalties

Negligible water consumption

Nominal plant output and efficiency reached both in winter and summer

Delivery ahead of schedule in order to meet changed customer needs



The Golden Spread Electric Cooperative (GSEC) is a consumer-owned utility that provides power to 16 member distribution cooperatives serving 208,000 end consumers in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) in the United States. One of the markets catered for by this electric energy network is Texas, a windy and arid area characterised by significant quantities of wind power generation. 

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Main data


   Customer   GSEC (Utility)
   Type   Wärtsilä 34 gas grid stability
   Operating mode   Peak load/stand-by & emergency
   Gensets   18 x Wärtsilä 20V34SG 
   Total output   170 MW
   Fuel   Natural gas
   Scope   EEQ (engineering & equipment)
   Delivered   2011


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Contact info

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

Dan Shelledy
Business Development Manager, Us, Canada & Caribbean
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
+1 2812336216

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