What is it?
- An industrial cooling system
- A water treatment facility
- An engine used for power generation
This image shows the top of a reciprocating internal combustion engine (RICE) at South Texas Energy Cooperative’s Red Gate Plant. Power companies are increasingly considering RICE technology for their generation portfolios to help produce peaking power, balance intermittent renewables, and support grid reliability. To explore the potential for RICE, EPRI formed an interest group with participation from 20 companies spanning North America, Australia, and Ireland.
Photo courtesy of Wärtsilä and South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc.
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