The package will include a GE 7HA.02 gas turbine, steam turbine, and associated generators, as well as an Alstom-engineered heat recovery steam generator (HRSG). The equipment will be used to expand the power plant, clearing the way for retirement of a coal-fired asset in use at the site for nearly 50 years.
In an effort to further digitize its portfolio, PSEG has also harnessed the Industrial Internet to connect five of its plants to a Monitoring & Diagnostic (M&D) Center built on GE asset-performance management tools intended to improve predictive analytics.
“With these advanced technologies from GE, PSEG can provide cleaner, more reliable energy to Connecticut and the region for many years to come,” said Rich Lopriore, president of PSEG Fossil. “The environmental benefits of this project are essential, and we’re pleased to have received strong community support.”
Following the retirement of the coal-fired asset at the site, the new 485-MW, combined-cycle Bridgeport Harbor Generating Station is expected to be among the most efficient power plants in Connecticut. It will be capable of running nearly 8,000 hours per year to provide the equivalent power needed to supply nearly 500,000 households with electricity.
The new plant is scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2019.