Pratt & Whitney’s ORC solutions now eligible for SGIP

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Pratt & Whitney's waste heat-to-power Organic Rankine Cycle solutions now

eligible for the California Self-Generation Incentive Program



Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS), a world leader in Organic Rankine Cycle solutions for waste heat, biomass, geothermal and solar thermal power applications, announced recently that its Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbo generators are now eligible for the California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP).



PWPS offers a wide spectrum of ORC products ranging in power output from 250 KW to 10 MW of renewable power. They use a closed-loop thermodynamic process that converts low to moderate-temperature hot resources into efficient and reliable electric power, producing no emissions.



Under the SGIP, qualifying California utility customers can receive up to a $1,250/KW rebate to help reduce the cost of installing PWPS waste heat-to-power generation equipment.



The SGIP was modified under a California Public Utilities Commission decision making Organic Rankine Cycle/waste heat-to-power systems eligible for the SGIP along with a list of other greenhouse gas-reducing solutions. The SGIP aims to transform the energy marketplace, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and manage peak load performance. For more information on the program, including incentive values, view the SGIP handbook or visit



Peter Christman, president, Pratt & Whitney Power Systems said, "The addition of waste heat to the SGIP's renewable energy offerings broadens the options for companies like ours to provide innovative and cost-effective energy solutions." 



Jana Kopyciok, Program Manager for the SGIP at the California Center for Sustainable Energy said, "The program is now open to a wider base of potential beneficiaries, and we are pleased with the addition of waste heat-to-power technologies such as ORC."