Indeck Energy Center Operations

Plant capable of delivering 1.1 GW of electricity

Indeck Energy Services, Inc. is staring commercial operation of the Indeck Niles Energy Center in Niles, Michigan. GE is providing H-Class combined cycle plant equipment to Indeck Niles and will provide parts, repairs, and maintenance services for 25 years.

The plant features two GE 7HA.02 gas turbines powering two H65 generators, an STF-D600 steam turbine powering an H84 generator, and two Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG), along with a Mark VIe Distributed Control System (DCS) software solution to support the plant. Auxiliary equipment installed includes dry low-NOx burners using selective catalytic reduction technology to control NOx levels.

The plant delivers approximately 1.1 GW of electricity, the equivalent output needed to power approximately 635,000 US homes and businesses.

In 2020, the EIA reported that natural gas generated the largest amount of Michigan’s electricity for the first time, surpassing coal, which fell to third after nuclear power. Natural gas accounted for 33% of the state’s net generation, while coal’s share declined to 27%.