Venturing into medium GTs

19 October 2001

US utility American Electric Power and G.A.S. Capital Inc have formed a joint venture company, AEP Gas Power Systems, to manufacture and market 1.2 MW gas turbine generators under the name Innovator. They are aimed at the cogeneration, remote site and back up market, and will be based on a Lycoming turbine, a compact, reliable unit extensively adapted from a Vietnam-era helicopter engine.

AEP GPS are mainly looking at the demand for flexible, medium sized generators that can be transported easily and erected at speed for the industrial and distributed generation markets. The Innovator, which fires liquid or gaseous fuels, can be shipped in standard containers and assembled within a month from order date. It can also respond quickly in electrical terms – it can take on the load in 30 seconds. The company claims that its simple design from proven components promotes reliability and low first costs. And its flexibility is such that it can be installed in a cogeneration configuration or programmed for peak shaving, cutting in automatically at times of high demand, high tariff.

Linkedin Linkedin   
Privacy Policy
We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.