U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Geothermal Technologies Office
New System Generates 4.5 Megawatts from Gas Turbine Exhaust
May 12, 2004
ORMAT's heat recovery system in Louisiana.
ORMAT, a company known largely for geothermal power development,
announced in late April that it has installed a heat recovery system
at a natural gas processing plant in Louisiana. The system draws on
the ORMAT Energy Converter, which uses binary-cycle power plant
technology. It converts the waste heat from two gas turbines into
4.5 megawatts of power, and has been operating since February.
Although the system is the first of its kind in the United States,
ORMAT has installed similar units in Canada, Germany, and Japan, and
plans to startup an additional 24 megawatts of heat recovery plants in
early 2005. See the ORMAT press release and technology description.