FULL COGEN CONVERSION START-UP NEAR

The world's first conversion of a nuclear power plant to a gas fired cogeneration plant will start commercial operations in the first quarter. Midland Cogeneration Venture (MCV) is a limited partnership led by a unit of CMS Energy Corp. to convert the former Midland, Mich., nuclear plant to a gas fired, combined cycle cogeneration plant (OGJ, June 20, 1988, p. 26). At first it will burn about 167 MMcfd of gas to produce 1.37 million kw of electricity and 1.35 million lb/hr of process steam.

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