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(60a) Clean Coal - Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle


Black, C. - Presenter, Tampa Electric Co.

A brief discussion on TECO's state-of-the-art integrated coal gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant (Polk Power Station), which produces enough electricity to serve 75,000 homes.

The *260-megawatt IGCC facility began commercial operation in the fall of 1996. Construction on Polk Unit Two began in 1998 and Unit Three in 1999. These two 180-megawatt simple cycle combustion turbines use natural gas and distillate oil to generate electricity. Unit Two and Unit Three started commercial operation in July 2000 and May 2002 respectively. Polk Units four and five, two 160-megawatt (MW) units were completed in April 2007. The two new simple-cycle peaking units use natural gas to generate electricity.


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