Gas turbines yield higher quality power
Plant availability and fuel flexibility
Aeroderivative gas turbines have the highest availability of any thermal power technology. An aeroderivative gas turbine can be replaced in a power plant, such as a utility or power plant, within a few days for a major inspection, which translates to higher availability—98.2% as compared to power generated by reciprocating engines, which average 93% availability.
Diverse fuel options
Capable of burning many different fuels, including hydrogen, aeroderivative gas turbines can allow power customers to switch between fuels to save money, all without stopping, and without a reduction in power. Using diverse fuel sources doesn’t just increase reliability, it also results in significant fuel savings—from $12 million up to $43 million per year—as compared to the fuel costs of a high-speed reciprocating engine.*
*Fuel savings range based on a natural gas price of $1 – 4/MMBTU and a diesel gas price of $6 – 12/MMBTU.