Powering the world


Plains End I & II Colorado,


231 MW

"During breakfast and dinner hours demand increases and the plant follows this perfectly.
This is the way. This is the future."

- Kent L. Fickett former Senior Vice President of PG&E National Energy Group


Tyr Energy, a subsidiary of Itochu Corporation, is a major player in the energy market in the United States, focused on owning and operating power generating assets. Having evolved from providing risk management services for independent power producers to owning generation assets, it possesses a portfolio exceeding 7 GW of installed base. In early 2013, after acquiring the state-of-the-art Plains End I & II facility from Cogentrix, Tyr became the proud owner of the largest natural gas-fuelled combustion engine power plant in the USA.

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Main data

   Customer   Tyr (IPP)
   Type   Wärtsilä 34DF grid stability
   Operating mode   Peak load / standby & emergency
   Gensets   20 x Wärtsilä 18V34SG & 14 x Wärtsilä 20V34SG
   Total output   231 MW 
   Fuel   Natural gas
   Scope   ED (equipment delivery)
   Delivered   2001 & 2006

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Contact info

If you want to know more about the Plains End I & II project, please contact

Phil Rutkowski
Business Development Manager
Energy Solutions, Wärtsilä North America Inc.
Tel: +1 720 360 9444

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