Powering the world

Denton Municipal Electric 

Texas, USA

225 MW

“Denton is changing the electricity generation paradigm by using renewables as our baseload power and then using highly efficient, quick-start generation, as needed when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine. That’s where Wärtsilä and their flexible power generation comes in."

- Mike Grim, Executive Manager at Denton Municipal Electric

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Creating a power system that generates 70% of its electricity from renewable power sources is something most cities haven’t even thought of. The city of Denton, on the other hand, will have achieved this by 2019, thus making it a forerunner – not only in the USA but in the entire world – for such a sizeable integration of renewables into the supply. What makes this even more remarkable is that Denton is able to do this in an economically sensible way with the help of Wärtsilä’s ultra-flexible power plant.

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Main data

   Customer    Denton Municipal Electric
   Type    Wärtsilä 50SG gas power plant
   Operating mode    Energy procurement optimisation, ancillary services
   Gensets    12 x Wärtsilä 18V50SG
   Total output    225 MW
   Fuel    Natural gas
   Scope    EEQ (engineered equipment delivery)
   Delivered    2017

Related downloads

Read about the Denton success story in this brochure.

A brief guide to the technical features and performance of the Wärtsilä 50SG 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
Business Development Manager 
US, Canada & the Caribbean
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
+1 (281) 536-1444


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