2022-08-23 | NYSE: DUKE | Press release

  • Siemens Energy and Duke Energy earned the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for “Most Powerful Single-Cycle Gas-Fired Power Plant”
  • Siemens Energy’s SGT6-9000HL turbine at Duke Energy’s Lincoln Combustion Turbine Station in North Carolina reaches an output of 410.9 megawatts
  • Highly Efficient and Flexible Gas Turbine Technology Supports Growing Use of Renewable Energy

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, August 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Duke Energy’s Lincoln Combustion Turbine Power Plant, powered by Siemens Energy’s SGT6-9000HL (60Hz) turbine, has been awarded the official Guinness World Records title for the “World’s Most Simple Cycle Gas-Fired Power Plant”. more powerful” with an output of 410.9 megawatts.

As part of an innovative agreement, Siemens Energy has installed and is currently testing its SGT6-9000HL turbine at Duke Energy Lincoln Combustion Turbine Power Plant near Denver, North Carolinaabout 25 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina The new unit can generate enough energy to power more than 300,000 homes.

Siemens Energy’s SGT6-9000HL is designed to operate longer between maintenance cycles and will be the most efficient of its type in Duke Energy’s fleet (approximately 34% more efficient than existing combustion turbines at lincoln to place).

“Power, efficiency and operational flexibility are crucial elements for the decarbonization of the energy sector,” says Karim Amine, member of the management board of Siemens Energy. “This GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title demonstrates our ability as a technology leader to work with Duke Energy to accelerate the path to net zero emissions.”

“Duke Energy is continuing an aggressive transition to clean energy, already achieving more than 40% carbon reduction since 2005,” said Kevin Murray, vice president of project management and construction at Duke Energy. “The new gas turbine of our lincoln will become the most fuel-efficient gas turbine in our fleet. The unit’s rapid start-up and high ramp-up rate capability will support the increase in renewable energy we place on our system while completing our journey to net-zero carbon electricity generation by 2050. »

The unit’s power output is complemented by its agility. When renewables such as solar or wind power fluctuate, energy from the HL-class turbine can be quickly added to the grid to meet market demands and help stabilize the power supply. Equipment that has reached the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS the title was given to lincoln site in November 2019 and was first launched in April 2020. It is Siemens Energy’s first 60 Hz HL class turbine.

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Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States. Its electric utilities serve 8.2 million customers in North Carolina, Caroline from the south, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and collectively possess 50,000 megawatts of power capacity. Its natural gas unit serves 1.6 million customers in North Carolina, Caroline from the south, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The company employs 28,000 people.

Duke Energy is executing an aggressive clean energy transition to meet its goals of net methane emissions from its natural gas business and at least 50% carbon reduction from power generation by 2030 and net emissions carbon emissions by 2050. Zero goals also include Scope 2 emissions and some Scope 3 emissions. zero-emission power generation such as hydrogen and advanced nuclear.

Duke Energy was named to Fortune’s 2022 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and Forbes’ “America’s Top Employers” list. More information is available at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center contains press releases, fact sheets, photos and videos. Duke Energy lighting features stories about people, innovations, community issues and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, instagram and Facebook.

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Siemens Energy is one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. The company works with its customers and partners on the energy systems of the future, thus supporting the transition to a more sustainable world. With its portfolio of products, solutions and services, Siemens Energy covers almost the entire energy value chain, from power generation and transmission to storage.

The portfolio includes conventional and renewable energy technologies, such as gas and steam turbines, hydrogen-powered hybrid power plants, as well as electricity generators and transformers. More than 50% of the portfolio has already been decarbonized. A majority stake in listed company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) makes Siemens Energy a global market leader in renewable energy. It is estimated that one sixth of the electricity produced in the world is based on Siemens Energy technologies.

Siemens Energy employs approximately 91,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries and generated revenue of €28.5 billion in fiscal year 2021. www.siemens-energy.com.

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