Combined-cycle Power Plant

In the mid 1950’s, engineer’s recognized that the hot gases exhausted from a gas turbine could be used to boil water and drive a steam turbine. Thus began the remarkable ascent of the combined-cycle power plant.

These plants are lowest cost to build of all power plants, and until recently, were the most efficient method for using fossil fuels.  The hybrid-nuclear technology is now the most efficient, and by a significant margin. This means that the hybrid can extend natural gas supplies for generations to come.

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Last Modified: October 12, 2013