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    Mitsubishi Power supports J Power's Illinois CCGT

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J-Power's 1.2 GW Jackson generation project in Elwood, Illinois is using two Mitsubishi Power M501JAC gas turbines. [Image: Mitsubishi Power]

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Mitsubishi Power supports J Power's Illinois CCGT

J-Power USA Development has achieved commercial operations with the first two Mitsubishi Power M501JAC gas turbines at its 1.2 GW Jackson generation project in Elwood, Illinois, Mitsubishi Power said on May 24.

The combined cycle gas turbine power project supports Illinois’s commitment to renewable energy by providing flexible natural gas generation to complement wind and solar energy, Mitsubishi Power said. 

The Jackson plant will be up to 50% more efficient than peaking plants and will produce more than 65% less carbon dioxide than a legacy coal-fired power plant. Mitsubishi Power said its TOMONITM intelligent solutions will further optimise plant performance and reliability, while providing flexibility to respond to fluctuating energy demand and renewable energy supply.