GAS ENGINES FOR DISTRIBUTED POWER
Built to support quick start and dynamic load demands
Who: IMG Midstream
What: 6 x B35:40V16 AG2 natural gas engines delivering 40 MWe, H2 Ready
Where: Pennsylvania, USA
Two power plants in the northeastern US produce 20 MWe electricity each for wholesale distribution and consumption within the PJM interconnection, improving the reliability of electric supply locally. In the spring of 2017, two power plants with Bergen Engines went into operation in Pennsylvania, for the Power Generation Solutions Company, IMG Midstream.
Both the Alpaca Energy and Milan Energy power plants are powered by three nominal 7MWe Bergen medium speed gas engines B535:40V16AG2 gensets. In total, the plants will feed up to 40 MW of electric power into the local grid, which is enough to provide power to more than 30,000 homes. The plants produce electricity for wholesale distribution and consumption within the PJM interconnection, improving the reliability of electric supply locally.
Mike Brady, CEO of IMG Midstream commented: “Bergen Engines delivered on their technical promise of high quality, reliable and operationally cost effective gensets. They are an excellent fit to an energy market where flexible gas generation is critical to supporting dynamic energy supply and consumption patterns.”
IMG Midstream’s plants are built to support quick start, dynamic load demands. Hence, the engines’ capability of quick starting and rapid load changes on a daily basis, or even more often, were key in this project. Bergen Engines’s medium speed gas engines have an excellent track record of supporting fast and frequent load changes with a start time of four and a half minutes from start command to full rated power output.
Both plants are categorised as typical small-scale natural gas power generation plants, which is complementary and enabling to a growing fleet of renewable assets and micro grid infrastructures.
In addition to the generating sets, Bergen Engines supplied engine control cabinets, generator control cabinets, plant operating systems and ancilliary systems. Bergen Engines is also providing spare parts and maintenance for the two plants under a long-term supply contract.
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