Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Generating Facility Development

For the Louisiana Energy & Power Authority (LEPA), ERG performed load flow studies to investigate the potential locations for development of a new generating resource for LEPA, considering existing transmission system topology and constraints. In conjunction with this effort ERG determined the optimal project sizing and configuration, and developed capital cost estimates. Based upon ERG’s economic/financial analyses leading to development of a cost allocation structure for LEPA’s members, ERG recommended the development of a 1X1 64 MW (nominal) rated combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) generating facility to be located in Morgan City, Louisiana. ERG played a lead role in selection of an Owner’s Engineer for preliminary design, and permitting of the project. ERG participated in the development of bid packages for procurement of the project’s major equipment including the combustion turbine generator, steam turbine generator, heat recovery steam generator and transformers. ERG was also involved in the development of the bid package for an Engineering, Procurement and Construction contractor. The project is presently in construction.

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