Gas, Gas Turbines

MHPS Sending M501 Gas Turbine to U.S. Utility

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems announced that a Midwest U.S. utility has ordered its M501GAC gas turbine.

MHPS’s Enhanced Response technology uses AI and data analytics to enable fast start, ramp rate and turn down features that make the SmartER M501GAC the new flexibility standard to complement intermittent renewables. Ten-minute fast start, 50 MW/min ramp rate, 9 PPM NOx emissions, 275 MW output and the incredible efficiency of an advanced class gas turbine are just a few of the product features enabled by the synergy of digital solutions and proven GT frame design.

Independent Service Operators (ISO) in the West and Midwest are seeing an explosive growth of variable renewable resources such as wind and solar while seeking ways of ensuring grid stability The SmartER GAC, will be able to fully integrate distributed resources into our system planning and operations and allow utilities to maximize the use of variable generation.”

“Renewables on their own aren’t capable of providing the sustained, reliable power the grid needs.” said Paul Browning, President & CEO of MHPS Americas. “Our new SmartER GAC turbine technology blends the reliability that comes from over 5 million hours of operating experience, the affordability of a large block gas turbine, and the flexibility enabled by new artificial intelligence technology, to pave the way for higher levels of renewables adoption. We are delivering a change in power.”

Headquartered in Lake Mary, FL, MHPS Americas employs more than 2,000 people who design, build, install, monitor and service aero-derivative and heavy-duty natural gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, and environmental control systems throughout North and South America.  

MHPS is exhibiting at POWER-GEN International this week in Booth 2401.