Gas Turbine and Combined-Cycle
 Plants in New Mexico

Animas Repower
Location: NM
Operator: Farmington Electric Utility System
Configuration: 26-MW, 1+2 combined-cycle block with GT10B gas turbine
Operation: 1994
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ABB, WH
EPC: NEPCO
Quick facts: In 1993, NEPCO was hired to install a 19 MW ABB GT-10B DLN gas turbine and HRSG to repower two 3.5-MW Westinghouse steam sets originally installed in 1955.

Photograph courtesy of NEPCO
Posted 24 May 2003

Bluffview
Location: NM
Operator: Farmington Electric Utility System
Configuration: 60-MW, 1+1 combined-cycle block with LM6000 gas turbine
Operation: 2005
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens
EPC: SNC Lavalin
Quick facts: The $59mn power plant is located adjacent to the town wastewater treatment plant and is capable of using treated effluent for cooling water.

Photograph courtesy of Farmington Electric Utility System
Posted 20 Aug 2005

Chino Hurley Mine
Location: NM
Operator: Phelps Dodge
Configuration: 54-MW, 1+1 combined-cycle block with W251 gas turbine
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Kvaerner E&C
Quick facts: A new gas turbine and HRSG was added to repower an existing 16.5-MW steam turbine at the Chino Hurley mining complex.

Photograph courtesy of Kvaerner E&C
Posted 20 Jan 2002

Luna
Location: NM
Operator: North American Energy Services
Configuration: 570-MW, 2+1 combined-cycle plant with 7001FA+e gas turbines
Operation: 2006
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Aalborg
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Fluor
Quick facts: Luna Energy is owned by Phelps Dodge, PNM Resources, and Tucson Electric. The plant has dry low-Nox combustors and SCR.  It is connected to the grid at 245kV. The plant was originally developed by Duke Energy and construction got underway in Sep 2002.  Work was suspended at about 50% completion and the current owners bought the project in Nov 2004.

Photograph courtesy of Unisource Energy Corp
Posted 12 Apr 2006

Person
Location: NM
Operator: Delta Power LLC
Configuration: 140 MW 7001FA gas turbine
Operation: 2000
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: UTEC, Zachry
Quick facts: Delta Power and John Hancock Financial Services acquired the Person project in Jul 2000. Arclight Capital Partners acquired an interest in 2002.

Photograph courtesy of Delta Power
Posted 2 Apr 2005

Pyramid
Location: NM
Operator: Tri-State G&T Association
Configuration: 4 X 40 MW LM6000 gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Pyramid cost about $113mn.

Photograph courtesy of Tri-State G&T Association
Posted 23 Feb 2005

Abbreviations: EMC = Electric Machinery Co, GE = General Electric , GT = gas turbine, HRSG = heat recovery steam generator, SCR = selective catalytic reduction, SWPC = Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp, T/G = turbine generator

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 12/30/07

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