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May 12, 2004

New System Generates 4.5 Megawatts from Gas Turbine Exhaust

Photo of the ORMAT heat recovery system

ORMAT's heat recovery system in Louisiana.
Credit: ORMAT

ORMAT, a company known largely for geothermal power development, announced in late April that it has installed a heat recovery system at a natural gas processing plant in Louisiana. The system draws on the ORMAT Energy Converter, which uses binary-cycle power plant technology. It converts the waste heat from two gas turbines into 4.5 megawatts of power, and has been operating since February. Although the system is the first of its kind in the United States, ORMAT has installed similar units in Canada, Germany, and Japan, and plans to startup an additional 24 megawatts of heat recovery plants in early 2005. See the ORMAT press release and technology description.