What is a Gas Turbine and How Does It Work?
What is a Gas Turbine?
The gas turbine is the engine at the heart of the power plant that produces electric current.
A gas turbine is a combustion engine that can convert natural gas or other liquid fuels to mechanical energy. This energy then drives a generator that produces electrical energy. It is electrical energy that moves along power lines to homes and businesses.
Fast Fact: The GE 7F.05 gas turbine generates 225 MW, equivalent to 644,000 horsepower, or the power of 644 Formula One cars.