A consortium of Mitsubishi Power, Sargent & Lundy and TIC—The Industrial Company will provide Entergy with engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to build the Orange County Advanced Power Station (OCAPS).

In November 2022 state regulators approved Entergy’s proposal approved Entergy’s proposal to build the 1,215 MW combined-cycle plant, which will be located near Bridge City, Texas.

Located in one of the largest industrial regions in the country, the plant would have the initial capability to use up to 30% hydrogen by volume along with natural gas to generate power.

Mitsubishi Power is supplying the two M501JAC gas turbines, steam turbine, heat recovery steam generator and advanced control recovery system. The company said OCAPS would eventually work up to 100% hydrogen. Hydrogen produces zero carbon emissions when combusted as a fuel source for electric generation.

The expected total cost of the project is $1.2 billion, which includes the estimated costs of the generation facilities, transmission upgrades, contingency, allowance for funds used during construction and necessary regulatory expenses, among others.

Construction is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2023, with the plant in service by summer 2026.

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