2019 Technical Tours

2020 tech tours will be released this summer.

Cane Island Power Plant

St. Charles CCGT Power Station Tour

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Fee: $75- Limited to 60 people

Early POWERGEN International arrivals have the chance to tour a brand new combined cycle gas turbine plant operated by Entergy Louisiana.

The St. Charles CCGT plant was completed earlier this year and began commercial operation on May 23. The 980-MW station is anticipated to emit 40 percent less carbon dioxide than Entergy’s older gas-fired power stations.

The facility’s state—of-the-art efficiencies also are expected to save Entergy customers about $1.3 billion over the anticipated 30-year life of the unit. Entergy employs about 31 people at the plant.

Over the past 13 years, Entergy has added approximately 5,900 MWs of clean, highly efficient combined-cycle gas turbine generation, allowing for the deactivation of over 6,300 MWs of older, less efficient gas or oil units.

Cane Island Power Plant

New Orleans Solar & Storage Station Tour

Dates and Times: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 | 9:00-11:00 AM and 2:00-4:00 PM
Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 9:00-11:00 AM and 2:00-4:00 PM

Fee: $40- Limited to 25 people per tour

A guided tour by Entergy engineers and operators of the 1-MW Solar PV Station and 500-kW / 500kWh distribution grid-tied battery pilot within the city limits. Tour will include discussion of the PV array, the GP Tech inverters/converters, and the LG Chem Li-Ion storage battery.

Additionally, Entergy will provide an update on how it utilizes the battery and how it is continuing to upgrade its command and control logic to provide additional grid services. The operations manager will discuss the ongoing learnings in operations and maintenance of the facility as well as provide an overview of direction Entergy is headed in solar renewables.

Transportation to and from the site will be provided.