Pratt & Whitney's Organic Rankine Cycle Power Systems Will Benefit Power Generating Facilities Certified for Japan's Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff Program
TOKYO, Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS) announced today that its Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbogenerators will be of benefit to power generators that qualify for Japan's renewable energy feed-in tariffs (FIT), a government initiative to increase renewable power generation sources. The FIT for generating electric power from biomass and geothermal resources using PWPS ORC turbogenerators should play an influential role in increasing renewable energy investment in Japan. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
Japan enacted a law requiring utilities to purchase power generated from renewable sources and the country is using FITs to encourage investment in new generation capacity, which can be attained with equipment like the PWPS ORC turbogenerators. The law is part of the nation's plan to grow renewable electricity generation as it moves away from nuclear power and strives to reduce dependence upon fossil fuels.
"The feed-in tariff is a strong indication of Japan's desire to expand renewable energy," said Peter Christman, president, Pratt & Whitney Power Systems. "Our ORC equipment gives qualified generators in Japan innovative and cost-effective power generation equipment as a way to shift from traditional sources of power."
Pratt & Whitney Power Systems has a history of serving the power generation needs in Japan. Through an arrangement with APR Energy, PWPS MOBILEPAC® and SWIFTPAC® gas turbine generators were installed in Japan in 2011 to provide base load and peaking power after the electricity shortfalls that followed the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyo-Oki earthquake and tsunami disaster.
Pratt & Whitney Power Systems is broadening its base of representatives in Japan to help meet the need for renewable energy production in the market. To learn more, visit the company's booth at the Renewable Energy 2012 Exhibition at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan on Dec. 5 – 7, 2012, or contact PWPS at +1-860-565-0140.
Pratt & Whitney Power Systems and its subsidiary Turboden are global leaders in ORC biomass and geothermal power generation applications, offering a wide spectrum of renewable energy products ranging in power output from 250 kW to 10 MW and higher. The company's ORC systems use a closed-loop thermodynamic process that converts low to moderate-temperature hot resources into efficient and reliable electric power. These systems are driven by a simple evaporation process, are entirely enclosed, produce no emissions, operate automatically and are easily deployed.
Turboden, a Pratt & Whitney Power Systems company, is an Italian company and a global leader in the design, manufacture and servicing of ORC turbo generators. Turboden and Pratt & Whitney combined have sold more than 300 ORC power plants in more than 20 countries and offer turbo generators from 250 kWel to 4 MWel (standard units) and up to 10 MWel (customized units). Turboden is a world leader in ORC technology. www.turboden.com.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries. www.pw.utc.com.
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