Duke Energy achieves world record for powerful gas power plant

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Duke Energy said its Lincoln Combustion Turbine Station, powered by Siemens Energy’s SGT6-9000HL (60Hz) turbine, has been certified with the Guinness World Records title for the most powerful simple-cycle gas power plant with an output of 410.9 MW.

Siemens Energy has installed and is currently testing its SGT6-9000HL turbine at Duke Energy’s Lincoln Combustion Turbine Station near Denver, N.C., about 25 miles north of Charlotte, N.C. The new unit can generate enough energy to power more than 300,000 homes.

Siemens Energy’s SGT6-9000HL is designed to run longer between maintenance cycles and will be the most efficient of its type in Duke Energy’s fleet promising about 34 percent more efficient than the existing combustion turbines at the Lincoln site.

Duke Energy has already achieved more than 40 percent carbon reduction since 2005.

“The new gas turbine at our Lincoln site will become the most fuel-efficient gas turbine in our fleet. The unit’s fast start and high ramp rate capability will support the increase in renewables we are placing on our system while complementing our journey to net-zero carbon from electricity generation by 2050,” said Kevin Murray, vice president of Project Management & Construction at Duke Energy.

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