The program would be required to:
Support first-of-a-kind engineering and detailed gas turbine design for megawatt-scale and utility-scale electric power generation;
Include technology demonstration through component testing, subscale testing, and full scale testing in existing fleets;
Include field demonstrations of the developed technology elements to demonstrate technical and economic feasibility;
Assess overall combined cycle and simple cycle system performance.
Certain goals would be established for the program in Phase I and Phase II, including:
To develop the conceptual design of, and to develop and demonstrate the technology for advanced high efficiency gas turbines that can achieve at least 62 percent combined cycle efficiency of 47 percent simple cycle efficiency on a lower heating value basis.
To develop the conceptual design for advanced high efficiency gas turbines that can achieve at least 65 percent combined cycle efficiency or 50 percent simple cycle efficiency on a lower heating value basis.
In selecting program proposals, DOE must emphasize the extent to which the proposal will stimulate the creation or increased retention of jobs in the U.S. while promoting and enhancing U.S. technology leadership.