Combined cycle power facilities are comprised of a combination of both gas and steam power production technologies. A combined cycle facility uses natural gas as a fuel to produce power in a gas-turbo generator and then utilizes the waste energy from the exhaust to produce steam, which then drives the steam-turbine generator. This process produces up to 50% more electricity from the same amount of fuel than a traditional facility, which utilizes only a gas-turbine generator.
The production of electricity using natural gas requires the least amount of land for the energy provided than almost any other energy source.
In order to fuel the combined cycle power facility, natural gas will be supplied via a pipeline tied into an existing natural gas distribution network located near the Project.