Siemens Energy will provide two SGT6-5000F turbines to power Omaha Public Power District’s (OPPD) new Turtle Creek Station Peaking Plant in Papillion, Nebraska.
The turbine facility will be used to modernize back up generation in OPPD’s fleet, which means that the plant will run only as needed to provide a resilient and reliable source of electricity for the community. The turbines offer the ability to run on up to 30 percent hydrogen and biodiesel in support of future technology advancements.
Siemens Energy has set a target to have all its new gas turbines (the SGT6-5000F included) capable of burning 100 percent hydrogen on or before the end of 2030.
Rich Voorberg, president for Siemens Energy North America, said: “Turtle Creek Station is a great example of how we can provide great value to the community by offering reliable and efficient power with a reduced environmental footprint.”
The Turtle Creek Station is part of OPPD’s Power with Purpose project that aims to provide affordable energy services to customers. This involves developing up to 600 megawatts of solar generation and up to 600 megawatts of modernized replacement and backup natural gas generation resources.
The Turtle Creek Station is expected to be operational in late Spring of 2023.