Tampa Electric Company - DOE IGCC project. Quarterly report, July 1 - September 30, 1996 Page: 4 of 13
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POWER SERVICES December 9, 1996
A TECO ENERGY COMPANY
Mr. Nelson Rekos
Coal Projects Management Division
Morgantown Energy Technology Center
US Department of Energy
P.O. Box 880
Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, W VA 26505
RE: Tampa Electric Company - DOE IGCC Project
July - August - September 1996 Quarterly Report -
The third quarter of 1996 has resulted in the completion of over five (5) years of
extensive project development, design, construction and start-up of the 250MW
Polk Power Station Unit #1 IGCC Project. Tampa Electric would like to take this
opportunity to express our profound thanks for the DOE perseverance and
assistance provided over these years. Special thanks go to Nelson Rekos, METC's
Project Manager for his pragmatic approach and assistance in solving numerous,
never before confronted issues, all leading to the successful start-up of this first-of-
a-kind facility, with truly world wide repercussions. DOE is to be commended for
it's Clean Coal Program initiative which is providing the results anticipated so many
On the first of July 1996, there were 530 construction personnel on site and only
about 21 % of the plants systems had been completed, start-up and accepted by
the plant operations staff. Although the power block, the combustion turbine (CT)
and steam turbine (ST) combined cycle, had been previously run and were being
fueled with distillate oil to meet Tampa Electric's (TEC) summer peaks, there was
still a tremendous amount of effort yet to be expended before the IGCC could be
As has been previously reported, the combined cycle performance test was
completed on June 18, 1996. This test demonstrated that on distillate fuel, the
combined cycle achieved a net output of 222,299 KW with a net heat rate of
6,868 BTU/KW. This is about 3.86% and 2.76% better than the guaranteed
values of 214,040 KW and 7,063 BTU/KW respectively.
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