STEAM-INJECTED GAS TURBINES AND ELECTRIC UTILITY PLANNING.

Robert H. Williams, Eric David Larson

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Abstract

The authors discuss a promising high-efficiency power generating technology, the steam-injected gas turbine (STIG). This is a variant of the simple gas turbine wherein steam recovered in a turbine exhaust heat recovery steam generator is injected into the combustor to augment power output and efficiency. The turbine is shown to have a number of desirable characteristics that make it especially relevant today to a utility industry facing a planning crisis. After a review of the uncertainties in utility planning, developments leading to practical STIGs are summarized. Potential central station applications and institutional issues are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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