RESEARCH PAPERS: The 1994 Calvin Winsor Rice Lecture

Combined Power Plants—Past, Present, and Future

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J. H. Horlock

Whittle Laboratory, Cambridge, United Kingdom

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 117(4), 608-616 (Oct 01, 1995) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2815448 History: Received November 01, 1994; Online November 19, 2007


The early history of combined power plants is described, together with the birth of the CCGT plant (the combined “cycle” gas turbine). Sustained CCGT development in the 1970s and 1980s, based on sound thermodynamic considerations, is outlined. Finally more recent developments and future prospects for the combined gas turbine/steam turbine combined plant are discussed.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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