Cool Water Coal Gasification—A Progress Report

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D. R. Plumley

Gas Turbine Division, General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 107(4), 856-860 (Oct 01, 1985) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3239823 History: Received December 21, 1984; Online October 15, 2009


On May 20, synthetic gas made by gasifying coal was burned in a commercial size gas turbine in Daggett, CA and the electricity produced from that coal flowed into the Southern California Edison system. This event marked the initial operational phase of the Cool Water Coal Gasification Program that expects to demonstrate that the integrated coal gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant can burn coal in an environmentally superior manner while also meeting a utility system’s operational and reliability requirements.

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