Combustion Turbine Cogeneration

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Title

Combustion Turbine Cogeneration

Alternative Title

Combustion Turbine Cogeneration

Subject

Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Turbines

Description

This item is a brochure produced by Westinghouse Combustion Turbine Systems Division in Concordville, Pennsylvania, to describe the application of the 50MW model W251B10 and 100MW W501D5 combustion turbines (a.k.a. gas turbines) for use in cogeneration plants. Such plants were built for the simultaneous production of both electric energy and useful thermal energy for industrial process use. In the early 1980s, cogeneration became very popular among independent (non-utility) power generators (or Independent Power Producers, IPPs) since it enabled the owner to obtain an exemption from the Fuel Use Act, which, as part of the broad National Energy Act of 1978, specifically prohibited the base load (i.e. continuous year-'round) production of electricity using oil or natural gas fuels. Cogeneration plants were exempt from the Fuel Use Act due to their high efficiency compared to power-only generating plants. Also, owners of cogeneration plants were allowed to sell the electricity that they produced to the local electric utility company under another part of the National Energy Act, namely, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, popularly known as "PURPA." the brochure provides data on the power and efficiency (heat rate) of the W251B10 and W501D5 gas turbines, as well data on the steam production capability by each via use of heat recovery boilers or steam generators.

Source

Original 23-page brochure: Private Collection of Harry Jaeger.

Publisher

Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Date Created

1983

Date Copyrighted

1983

Contributor

Jaeger, Harry

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 23-page brochure.

Is Part Of

Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

2.91 MB

Medium

23-page brochure

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Combustion Turbine Systems Division, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Concordville, Pennsylvania
Turbine and Generator Division, Westinghouse Canada, Inc., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Science Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Westinghouse Electric Corporation and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Jaeger, Harry
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Westinghouse Electric Corporation Archives

External Reference

Nordhaus, R. 1995. "The National Energy Act of 1978." Natural Resources and Environment. 10, no. 1: 62-68.

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Original Format

23-page brochure

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