CCGT Plants in Iowa, Kansas & Nebraska
Beatrice
Location: NE
Operator: Nebraska Public Power District
Configuration: 250-MW, 2+1 combined-cycle plant with 7001EA gas turbines
Operation: 2005
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: UTEC, TIC
Quick facts: Original project costs were estimated at $241mn. In early 2003, the estimate was lowered to $209mn and the final cost is expected to be less than $200mn.  The plant was approved Apr 2002, groundbreaking was Jun 2003, and provisional acceptance for commercial service was Jan 2005.

Photograph courtesy of Nebraska Public Power District
Posted 12 Feb 2005

Burdick GT 2&3
Location: NE
Operator: Corn Belt Power Coop
Configuration: 2 X 40 MW 6001B gas turbine
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Sargent & Lundy
Quick facts: This $50mn construction project was authorized in May 2001. Burdick also has a 16-MW 5001LPPP GT online in 1968 and presently in economic reserve.

Photograph courtesy of Grand Island Utilities
Posted 11 Dec 2004

 

Emery
Location: IA
Operator: Interstate Power & Light
Configuration: 565-MW, 2+1 combined-cycle plant with 7001EA gas turbines
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Burns & McDonnell
Quick facts: This is the first new power plant built in Interstate's service territory since 1981 and was completed ahead of schedule. The facility cost about $400mn and is the first CCGT plant in the USA with a static starting system enabling start-up in an island mode accomplished with six 2.1-MW Cat 3516B engines. About half the plant's water is tertiary treated wastewater. Babcock-Hitachi built the SCR. 
This was one of Power magazine's Top Plants in 2005.

Photograph courtesy of Alliant Energy
Posted 3 Jun 2005

Exira
Location: IA
Operator: Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
Configuration: 2 X 45-MW LM6000PD-S gas turbines
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Harris Group Inc, RW Beck
Quick facts: The site was designed and built-out to accommodate a third GT, which is now expected online in 2007. Exira has a packaged chiller system provided by Turbine Air Systems (TAS) that cools the inlet air to 48F to maximize output and efficiency. The TAS F-50C package has two Trane CDHF 2500 "Duplex" chillers, 3 x 50% chilled water and condenser pumps, four cooling tower cells, dual electrical feeds, and Delta V controls. The system is supplied with variable frequency drives on the chilled water pump and cooling tower fan motors. The application adds over 15 net MW to plant output and improves heat rate by 2%.

Photograph courtesy of Missouri River Energy Services
Posted 29 Jul 2006

Greater Des Moines
Location: IA
Operator: MidAmerican Energy
Configuration:
540-MW, 2+1 combined-cycle plant with W501F gas turbines
Operation: 2003-2004
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: Siemens Westinghouse, Toshiba
EPC: Bibb, Kiewit
Quick facts: This plant cost $357mn.

Photograph courtesy of MidAmerican Energy
Posted 25 Aug 2007

South Plummer
Location: KS
Operator: Chanute Electric & Gas Dept
Configuration: 62-MW W251B12 gas turbine
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: SWPC
EPC: Fagen Inc

Photograph courtesy of Fagen Inc
Posted 11 Jan 2004

 

 

Terry Bundy
Location: NE
Operator: Lincoln Electric System
Configuration: 118-MW, 2+1 combined-cycle plant with LM6000PC gas turbines, 1 X 45 MW LM6000PC
Operation: 2005
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE, Nuovo Pignone
EPC: Burns & McDonnell, LES
Quick facts: Water and fuel supply facilities at the site were built to support possible expansion to 600 MW. The plant has inlet cooling, SCR and oxidation catalysts, and was designed for cycling service.  It has an advanced water treatment system enabling use of treated wastewater from a local treatment works. Simple-cycle operation started in Aug 2004, 34mos after procurement began.
This was one of Power magazine's Top Plants in 2005. Formerly Salt Valley, renamed in May 2009 after Terry Bundy, a 37yr LES employee who served 12yrs as Administrator and CEO

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 13 Aug 2005

  Wisdom GT
Location: IA
Operator: Corn Belt Power Coop
Configuration: 1 X 80 MW 7001EA gas turbine
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: UTEC, TIC
Quick facts: Development of Wisdom Unit-2 is a 50:50 partnership between Basin Electric and Corn Belt Power Cooperative and is at the site of the Earl F Wisdom coal-fired unit owned and operated by Corn Belt.

Photograph courtesy of Basin Electric Power Coop
Posted 16 Jun 2004

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 04/02/11

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