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How to Make the Grid Secure

LCG March 1, 2021--February’s winter weather has brought a new level of uncertainty to the Texas grid, on top of rapid renewables growth and hot summer weather. Not only did the blackouts solidify the need to plan for extreme weather in winter and summer, but they also brought Texas residents, the governor, and the legislature into a public conversation about demand-supply planning.

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Long Ridge Energy Announces Plans to Allow Transition to 100 Percent Hydrogen

LCG, March 4, 2021--Ohio's Long Ridge Energy Generation is retrofitting its 485-MW combined-cycle power plant to use a blend of natural gas and carbon-free hydrogen, making it the nation's first large gas turbine plant to transition operations to hydrogen fuel.

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Entergy Selects MHPS Gas Turbines for Texas Project

LCG, January 24, 2019--Entergy Corp. subsidiary Entergy Texas has selected Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) gas turbine units for its planned Montgomery County Power Station (MCPS) near Willis, Texas. The project will include two Mitsubishi M501GAC turbines in the combined-cycle electric generating facility, which will be fueled with natural gas. The project will have an installed capacity of 993 MW and is scheduled to commence operations in 2021.

The Montgomery County Power Station, through the use of high-efficiency, gas turbines and other design features, is projected to save for Entergy Texas customers over $1 billion over the next 30 years.

The president and CEO of Entergy Texas stated, "The Montgomery County Power Station will supply the energy to help our communities and customers prosper. This power plant will not only provide needed generating capacity for Southeast Texas, one of the fast-growing regions in the U.S., but it's another step in our ongoing effort to modernize Entergy's generating fleet to provide power more efficiently, affordably and with fewer emissions."
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