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Electric Generation

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Electric Generation

Combustion Turbines

Gas Turbine No.1

In 1972, Ames complemented its downtown power plant with the installation of GT1. The new unit produced 20,000 kW and was installed at Dayton Avenue and Pullmann Street at a cost of $2,000,000. 

Gas Turbine No. 2

Installed in 2005, GT2 produces 29,000 kW and cost $16.8 million.

Steam Electric Plant

Unit 7

In 1967, Unit 7, producing 33,000 kW, was placed into service at a cost of $7.5 million.

Unit 8

The construction of Unit 8, producing 65,000 kW, began in 1978 and was put into service in 1982 at a cost of $46.7 million.

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