Power plant saves over $3.2 million using water treatment technology

May 29, 2013

TREVOSE, Pa. — The plant recently incorporated facility enhancements that earned the facility a GE Return on Environment Award.

TREVOSE, Pa. — Tenaska Gateway Generating Station, a combined-cycle power plant in Texas, has reaped the benefits of GE’s water treatment technology, saving the plant over $3.2 million in operational expenses and significantly reducing its use of water treatment agents in the past three years, according to a press release.

The Tenaska Gateway Generating Station, located near Mt. Enterprise in Rusk County, Texas, recently incorporated facility enhancements that earned the facility a GE Return on Environment Award, stated the release.

This award recognizes the achievements of industrial users that significantly surpass environmental and industrial operational goals while balancing industrial demands.

Tenaska was recognized for its noteworthy reductions in rinse water and water treatment agents, noted the release.

“Tenaska Gateway Generating Station has a long-time working relationship with GE since before the plant was commissioned, first by employing GE’s gas turbine and steam generator technology and more recently, by upgrading our water purification technology. GE’s new water treatment equipment enables us to use water more efficiently,” said Steve Pearson, plant manager.

Read the entire press release here.

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