Filed Nov. 4 at the Public Utility Commission of Texas by transmission company CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC was a Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration-Johnson Space Center and Energy Systems Group LLC for a combined heat and power plant that ESG will operate for NASA.
This is called the NASA-JSC Natural Gas Combined Cycle Generator Project. The Point of Interconnection will be at the system side of the NASA 138-kV ring bus disconnect switches located on the NASA Substation dead end structures for the Webster and Fairmont transmission lines located at 2101 NASA Pkwy, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
The plant will be comprised of three generators – two 5.7-MW gas turbine generators and one 0.5-MW steam turbine generator – for a total net rating of 11.9 MW, which is projected to be the plant’s Net Dependable Capability, as defined by ERCOT requirements. The equipment is to be two Solar Turbines T60 Combustion Turbine Generators (CTG) rated at approximately 5.7 MW each and one AirClean Energy Steam Turbine Generator rated at approximately 0.5 MW.
The scheduled commercial operation date is around March 2017.