Case Study 9

A Regional Natural Gas Supplier.

A regional natural gas supplier needed to expand the capacity of the power plant at its liquid natural gas storage facility in North Georgia. Four years prior, Prime Power performed the first phase of the plant expansion with the installation of zero-hour rebuilt Waukesha natural gas generator along with the corresponding section of control and medium voltage distribution switchgear. This project required the installation of two additional generators and switchgear sections. The plant operates 24/7 using these natural gas generators. Cost, reliability, and minimum impact during installation were key requirements of the customer to get the expansion done.

Prime Power once again engineered a system that utilized rebuilt engines operating on digital controls that were incorporated into the rebuilt switchgear and busing sections. Prime Power’s solution correlated seamlessly with the customer’s existing plant distribution lineup.
The rebuilt switchgear’s new controls included the latest Woodward generator controllers. These controllers work in conjunction with the existing analog controls of the original engines and also enable future upgrades as they become available. Prime Power’s solution not only saved money on the upfront cost of the plant expansion, but also provided the equipment necessary to save money in future years as upgrades to the original plant engines and controls become necessary.