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Guinness title is for the “Most Powerful Simple Cycle Power Plant”
Duke Energy’s Lincoln Combustion Turbine Station, powered by Siemens Energy’s SGT6-9000HL (60-Hz) turbine, is now certified with the official Guinness World Records title for the “most powerful simple-cycle gas power plant” with an output of 410.9 MW. Siemens Energy installed and is currently testing its SGT6-9000HL turbine at the Lincoln site. The new turbines surpass existing ones by 34%. The SGT6-9000HL will be the most efficient of its type in Duke Energy’s fleet.
When renewables like solar or wind fluctuate, power from the HL-class turbine can quickly be added to the grid to meet demand and stabilize power. The equipment that achieved the record was delivered to the Lincoln site in November of 2019. It’s the first 60-Hz HL-class turbine from Siemens Energy.
Kevin Murray, Vice President of Project Management & Construction at Duke Energy says, “The new gas turbine at our Lincoln site will become the most fuel-efficient gas turbine in our fleet. The unit’s fast start and high ramp rate capability will support the increase in renewables we are placing on our system while complementing our journey to net-zero carbon from electricity generation by 2050.”