TDS Turbine Services to Oversee Aero-Derivative Technology for El Paso Electric

Top Quote Technical Diagnostic Services (TDS) partners with El Paso Electric to provide service to their new power facility running state-of-the-art aero-derivative technology. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 25, 2014 - Technical Diagnostic Services (TDS), an industry leader for electrical testing, commissioning services, and equipment rentals, is pleased to announce its partnership with El Paso Electric to provide service to their new power facility running state-of-the-art aero-derivative technology. This new investment by El Paso Electric will generate enough power to provide electricity to approximately 160,000 households.

    El Paso Electric (EPE) will build the Montana Power Station, a state-of-the-art power generating facility, consisting of four 106 megawatt (MW) simple-cycle aero-derivative combustion turbines. The aero-derivative technology is more fuel efficient (powered by natural gas), provides quick start capabilities (going from offline to fully loaded in less than 10 minutes) and increases power grid stability. EPE signed TDS to perform the installation and commissioning oversight of four new LMS100 turbine packages.

    "This investment ensures that El Paso Electric has the electric generation capacity to meet our region's growing needs for reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible electric service," said Tom Shockley, CEO of EPE. "Technology was chosen to specifically meet our customers' electric usage during peak times and adapt to the increased use of solar generation by our customers."

    True to the TDS commitment of providing qualified staff and exceptional service at affordable rates, the service and talent level of TDS turbine engineers is identical to that of OEM's while saving the client a considerable sum of 40% with the OEM warranty intact. EPE and TDS worked with GE to ensure that there are no risks to the OEM warranty when TDS performs the turbine installation oversight. The TDS billing is a simplified one-fee pricing structured to eliminate double-time, premium pay and shift differentials that OEMs charge. Cost estimates are highly accurate based on man-hours. This provides TDS clients the maximum value with the highest level of quality.

    About El Paso Electric
    El Paso Electric is a regional electric utility providing generation, transmission and distribution service to approximately 394,000 retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000 square mile area of the Rio Grande valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico. Their vision is to provide safe, clean, affordable and reliable energy through superior production, acquisition and delivery.

    About TDS
    Technical Diagnostic Services (TDS) is an integrated family of companies with almost fifty years of successful experience in the power and energy industry. Our customers include some of the world's premiere energy-related businesses - and our success and longevity reflects our focus on safety, quality and performance.


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