Utility Coalition Adds Growth Capital and Global Reach for Gas Turbine Products
NEW YORK and JUPITER, Fla., June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Powerphase today announced that it has finalized a growth capital investment to expand sales for its gas turbine products from Energy Impact Partners (EIP), an investment fund whose global partners include Southern Company, Xcel Energy, TEPCO, PTT Thailand, Ameren, National Grid, Fortis, Avista, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Madison Gas & Electric, and AGL Australia -- more 170 GW of combined generation capacity. The growth capital investment is the first institutional investment round of capital for Powerphase, a company with multiple global installations of its Turbophase dry air injection system, a fast and cost-effective gas turbine upgrade for a new gas turbines or existing gas turbines allowing power plants to increase both revenue and profitability. Click here for the full press release.
Powerphase Asia Opens in Singapore
SINGAPORE., June 5, 2017 - Powerphase has opened an office in Singapore, specifically to serve Asia-based combustion turbine owners. The office will be led by Antony Mansfield and will add to the Company's global presence which includes offices in Florida, Colorado and Dubai. Powerphase is particularly excited to welcome Antony Mansfield to the Powerphase team. Antony's most recent experience has been over 10 years with Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (now an MHI Company), operating as General Manager for the company's Asia operations in Industrial & Aero-derivative gas turbine technologies, creating innovative solutions for the challenges of the region's developing energy needs. Antony Mansfield
Powerphase Issued Patent for Cost Effective Energy Storage Solution
May 17, 2017 - Powerphase was issued a patent today in China for its first generation energy storage solution, which was designed to solve a fundamental problem faced by electric power grids: as renewable energy increases, so does grid instability and gas turbine cycling. This phenomenon has created the "Duck Curve" which shows graphically how substantial amounts of renewable energy is generated mid-day from solar energy and/or in the middle of the night from wind energy. The challenge is that most demand for power occurs first thing in the morning as people awake or early evening as people return from work. The mismatch between supply and demand creates operational challenges for grid operators, especially where high degrees of renewable penetration exist. The obvious solution is to store some of the renewable energy during times of peak generation and deploy it during times of high demand. However, this 'energy storage' has cost investors billions in failed R&D as many solutions have failed to prove commercially viable.

According to Powerphase founder Bob Kraft, the Powerphase Energy Storage System, known as "FastLight", has created a commercially viable energy storage solution by leveraging existing combustion turbine infrastructure. "The FastLight system offers energy storage at one tenth the lifecycle cost of batteries." Kraft continued, “The FastLight system also does something that no battery can do, including improving the turn down capability of a combined cycle power plant off peak and increasing the power output of the plant on peak with the added benefit of a 3-5% plant efficiency with just air, so it is very environmentally friendly." The power and efficiency available to combustion turbines through air injection is currently being demonstrated on several different types of gas turbine power plants using the Company's other product, an engine-driven dry air injection system, called Turbophase.

The official title for the invention is GAS TURBINE ENERGY STORAGE AND ENERGY SUPPLEMENTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME.
Former GE Executive Director Joins Powerphase Board of Directors
May 4, 2017 - Dr. Mark Little, General Electric’s former chief technology officer and leader of GE Global Research, has joined the board of directors of Powerphase, maker of patented upgrades that improve the fuel efficiency and output of combustion turbines. Dr. Little accompanies Bob McGrath, former EVP Nextera Energy, as the second independent director appointed to the Powerphase board of Directors. During his tenure at GE, Dr. Little led one of the world’s largest and most diversified industrial research and technology organizations that developed core technologies to help GE succeed in all of its businesses, including energy, oil & gas and aviation. During his 37 year tenure at GE, he also served as Vice President of GE Energy power-generation, and several engineering and management positions in their turbine business, as well as in business development in their energy sector. Click here for the full press release on business wire.
Powerphase signs MoU in Indonesia for 2GW additional Gas Turbine Power
April 26, 2017 - Powerphase and PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), the state power company of Indonesia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this past Friday. The MoU was signed by PLN and Powerphase in conjunction with USA Vice President Pence’s visit to Indonesia. With this agreement, both parties agree to cooperate on a phased implementation plan of Turbophase® Dry Air Injection, beginning with a feasibility study and including two 50 MW projects (approx 18 modules), followed by a full implementation of 2 GW of additional power (approx 350 modules).
Powerphase is very proud that to have been selected to participate a signing ceremony in conjunction with the US Government and Indonesian governments and many other notable US companies like Lockheed Martin, Exxon Mobil, Applied Materials, GE, Halliburton, Honeywell and others. Click here for a link to the full press release and posting on whitehouse.gov
Powerphase Founder Bob Kraft Interviewed by Casey Haley at POWER-GEN International
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 15, 2016 - Powerphase founder Bob Kraft was interviewed by Pennwell's Casey Haley at POWER-GEN International in Orlando, FL about Powerphase products including a new development for 2017 that will dramatically improve both gas turbine and combined cycle efficiency at base-load and part-load conditions. During the interview Mr. Kraft discusses the foundations of the Turbophase dry air injection system and the tremendous interest that has been generated at the POWER-GEN trade shows since 2012. Mr. Kraft also covers the basic functionality of the Turbophase System as well as the fuel efficiency gains that can be achieved with the system. Those fuel efficiency gains are where Powerphase is putting its R&D budget and the Company hopes to announce a product offering 3-4% combined cycle efficiency improvement in 2017. "3-4% efficiency improvment is transformational," said Kraft. Kraft continued, "We're going to take the workhorse F-Class gas turbines in combined cycle and let them perform like H-Class." Watch the full Interview here.  
Powerphase Issued Japanese Patent for Turbophase Dry Air Injection System
JUPITER, Fla., Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Powerphase, a Company that offers incremental power and efficiency for combustion turbines, has been issued a new patent from the Japanese Patent Office, Japanese Patent No. 6039056, for the Company's Turbophase Dry Air Injection System for Combustion Turbines. Powerphase Founder & CEO remarked, "Efficiency is very important to the Japanese market. We want the world to know that not only does our Company offer increased power output, but we also offer increases in combined cycle efficiency by 1-2% on newly built combustion turbine power plants. We consider the Japanese market one of the most important in the world and are making strides with customers throughout Japan." In 2017, Powerphase expects to extend the 1-2% efficiency gains to 3-4% on both new and existing combined cycle combustion turbine power plants, including 3-4% efficiency gains on the entire existing combined cycle F-class fleet.
Powerphase Issued Patent for Transformational Gas Turbine Upgrade
JUPITER, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Powerphase, a developer of upgrades for gas turbines, has been issued a new patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), US Patent No. 9,388,737 for a new type of technology that improves the output, fuel efficiency and responsiveness of gas turbines, including those used in electric power generation, gas processing plants and industrial processes. The gas turbine upgrade technology, dubbed “Turbophase,” solves a fundamental problem faced by all gas turbines: that gas turbines lose output at high ambient temperatures or elevations. Turbophase uses a fuel driven engine and its waste heat, along with a highly efficient compressor in a cogeneration process to generate hot, compressed air approximately 35% more efficiently that the gas turbine itself. The highly efficient air is then injected into the gas turbine, allowing it to produce its optimum output in all ambient conditions. Read more at Power Magazine.
Turbophase Featured in Africa Review Magazine
Jupiter, FL (August 6, 2016) - The Turbophase Dry Air Injection System (US Patent No. 9,388,737) will be featured in the August issue of Africa Review Magazine. The article references 1,200MW additional power that could be added to existing power plants in Nigeria with Turbophase Dry Air Injection Systems. The article also discussed the Company's 7FA installation which demonstrated 31.5 MW additional capacity and 5% improved heat rate. Africa-Review-2016  
5% Gas Turbine Fuel Efficiency Improvement in the Middle East
POWERPHASE is excited to announce its upgrade of a 7FA gas turbine allowing for a five per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and 31.5MW increase in power. The system has demonstrated 99.3 per cent availability in ambient conditions up to 55°C at both base-load and part-load conditions. Powerphase President and CEO Bob Kraft said, “Our analysis indicates a substantial power increase and fuel savings for nations in the region if they implement our upgrades across their gas turbine fleet. The Turbophase system can be integrated into a new or existing gas turbine plant at a much lower cost than building new plants and improving the fuel efficiency by more than five per cent. If implemented across the gas turbine fleet in the region, the Turbophase system would add more than 5GW of power and would save more than 18mn boe per year. It’s a generational leap in new gas turbine technology, representing billions in potential savings for the region.” The Turbophase dry air injection system is modular and additive. This allows a gas turbine OEM, like GE, Siemens or Mitsubishi, to meet a specific power target, either alone, or as an addition to any combination of OEM upgrade or inlet conditioning. The same Turbophase system installed in the Middle East is expected to be able to operate everywhere else as well, promising similar output and fuel efficiency benefits, including GE 7EA & GE 7FA gas turbines. Here is a copy of the full article, covering the gas turbine upgrade in the Middle East.  

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