Entergy Texas, a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, has selected two Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) gas turbines to power its 993 MW Montgomery County Power Station (MCPS) near Willis, Texas, USA. The plant is scheduled to become operational in 2021.
The Montgomery County Power Station will feature state-of-the-art emissions control technology that will lower emissions compared with the existing fleet through the use of highly efficient combined cycle natural gas turbines that are projected to save over $1 billion over the next 30 years.
Sallie Rainer, President and CEO of Entergy Texas, said: “The Montgomery County Power Station will supply the energy to help our communities and customers prosper. This power plant will not only provide the needed generation capacity for Southeast Texas, one of the fastest growing regions of the USA, but it’s another step in our ongoing effort to modernise Entergy’s generating fleet to provide power more efficiently, affordably, and with fewer emissions.”
Paul Browning, President and CEO of MHPS, Americas, said: “The power station will feature proven advanced class gas turbine technology to boost efficiency and reduce emissions. We will also incorporate MHPS-TOMONI digital capabilities to enhance connectivity with Entergy Texas. This allows us to use cloud-based big data analytics and machine learning to leverage the massive amounts of data that are generated during plant operations, driving optimum power plant performance, flexibility, and reliability.”