PEECO Completes Supply and Commissioning of 10.4MWe Gas Turbine Power Plant at Prudhoe Bay, AK. Electric Utility

Philadelphia Electrical Equipment Co. (PEECO) has provided major upgrades to double the utilities electrical capacity with a 10.4MWe Gas Turbine Power Plant in Prudhoe Bay, AK.

Aston, PA, February 26, 2010 --( PEECO has completed the installation of two (2) 5.2MWe Solar Gas Turbine Power Plants along with PEECO’s Freedom iGear Paralleling Master Control System and 15KV primary distribution improvements. This upgrade doubles the utilities generation capabilities.

The power plant system was commissioned in December 2009 and was officially put on line January 17, 2010 bringing the total system of installed capacity to 22MWe.

Some of the unique features of the power plant are PEECO’s Freedom iGear, an "Open Architecture PLC Control and Paralleling Switchgear System," which allows complete operation from either plant location, control and monitoring of each generator and control of all distribution feeders.

User friendly Touch Screen HMI’s located in both plant locations provide complete real-time status and data logging of the total system, each generating plant, and all primary feeders distributing throughout the 26 square mile 15KV underground distribution network. Individual generators can be started and seamlessly paralleled manually or automatically at each plant. Each generator operating condition is fully monitored to maintain optimum efficiency. Monitoring now captures power quality, fuel efficiency and load trending across all critical points in the system.

Control interconnection between the two plants is via a 5 mile dedicated underground fiber to PEECO’s supplied GE RX3i PLCs and Woodward Governing systems. All screen display and code development for systems operation and monitoring was written by PEECO Engineering Group implementing multiple protocols via Fiber to Ethernet to serial links for Modbus RTU and DH+.

Established in 1982, Philadelphia Electrical Equipment Co. (PEECO) has been on the frontline solving the complex control problems and improving existing power generation systems with the latest technology controls.

PEECO's core business is engineering and manufacturing Power Generation Control Systems, Paralleling Switchgear under the Freedom iGear trademark and Custom Power Generation Machinery covering new and pre-owned diesel and gas generator sets 50KW through 50,000 KW for emergency power, prime power, cogeneration, peak shaving and combined heat & power applications. From conventional single systems to multi unit PLC based control and monitoring, PEECO sets the standards for design integrity and reliability in power generation.

For more information please contact David S. Reilly 484-840-0860 X19 or visit PEECO at

Philadelphia Electrical Equipment Company
David Reilly
484-840-0860 x19