Two Mercury gas turbines will serve cogeneration needs of a 240,000 sq. feet data center in
The Mercury 50 boasts of a ISO heat rate of around 9,350 KJ/kW-hr for 46 MWe, which is among the highest for industrial gas turbines of similar power. The Mercury is a recuperated gas turbine. The exhaust gas is tapped to heat incoming air in heat exchanger — a result of the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Turbine Systems program.
Cooling could potentially consume 25% of the total power produced in the data center, out of which some 20% can be met by waste heat recovery.