Montgomery County Power Station Enters Commercial Operation with Mitsubishi Power Technology, Enabling Cleaner Energy Today

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  • High-efficiency natural gas turbines will improve reliability, reduce emissions and cut customer costs
  • Turbines will enable future operation using hydrogen, which produces zero carbon emissions

Lake Mary, Fla.: Entergy Texas, Inc.’s Montgomery County Power Station achieved commercial operation on January 1 with two Mitsubishi Power G-Series air-cooled (GAC) advanced class gas turbines to bring 993 megawatts (MW) of reliable, cleaner electricity to Southeast Texas.

In line with Entergy Corporation’s (NYSE: ETR) commitment to environmental stewardship, Entergy Texas chose Mitsubishi Power’s high-efficiency gas turbines. The companies are currently exploring integrating hydrogen-enabled gas turbine technology to decarbonize power generation at Entergy’s utility businesses in Texas and three other states through a collaboration announced in September 2020.

Mitsubishi Power is delivering all of its advanced class gas turbines with built-in capability for operating on a mixture of up to 30% hydrogen and 70% natural gas. These gas turbines provide the option to operate on up to 100% hydrogen in the future.

“We are pleased that the plant achieved commercial operation well ahead of schedule and is now using Mitsubishi Power’s advanced class gas turbine technology for cleaner and more efficient power to meet our growing demand,” said Sallie Rainer, President and CEO of Entergy Texas. “The new plant provides improved reliability, cleaner energy and substantial cost savings for our customers.”

The Montgomery plant’s G-Series gas turbines are the 93rd and 94th to reach commercial operation worldwide, joining a fleet that has demonstrated 5.7 million actual operating hours. For Entergy, they are the fifth and sixth to reach commercial operation, joining others at Entergy Louisiana’s 994 MW Lake Charles Power Station and 980 MW J. Wayne Leonard Power Station.

Paul Browning, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Power Americas, said, “Entergy maintains an impressive commitment to environmental stewardship, and we are proud to be a part of their progress toward reducing emissions and moving toward a more sustainable future. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration for cleaner energy. Together we are bringing a Change in Power.”

Click below for more about how Mitsubishi Power Americas is providing decarbonization solutions for customers:

  • Enabling El Paso Electric to decarbonize West Texas and Southern New Mexico
  • Helping Capital Power achieve net carbon neutral goal in Alberta, Canada
  • Collaborating with Entergy to decarbonize utilities in four states
  • Helping J-POWER USA diversify and decarbonize the Illinois grid
  • Cutting through the complexity of decarbonization with green hydrogen packages: projects with Danskammer Energy in New York, Balico in Virginia, and EmberClear in Ohio
  • Developing battery energy storage systems for Key Capture Energy in Texas and Hecate Grid in California
  • Creating a solar-plus-storage solution for the State University of New York at Fredonia
  • Providing the Intermountain Power Agency in Utah the industry’s first advanced class gas turbines designed and purchased to sequentially transition from coal to 100 percent renewable hydrogen
  • Partnering with Magnum Development in Utah on the world’s largest renewable energy storage project

About Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc.:

Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, employs more than 2,000 power generation, energy storage, and digital solutions experts and professionals. Our employees are focused on empowering customers to affordably and reliably combat climate change while also advancing human prosperity throughout North and South America. Mitsubishi Power’s power generation solutions include natural gas, steam, aero-derivative, geothermal, distributed renewable technologies, environmental controls, and services. Energy storage solutions include green hydrogen and battery energy storage systems. Mitsubishi Power also offers digital solutions that enable autonomous operations and maintenance of power assets. Mitsubishi Power, Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, MHI is one of the world’s leading heavy machinery manufacturers with engineering and manufacturing businesses spanning energy, infrastructure, transport, aerospace and defense.