The GTA serves as the unified voice for the gas turbine industry. Today Gas Turbines produce more than a quarter of our nation's electricity. They are a cornerstone energy conversion technology, providing electricity and heat for industries and communities.
Gas turbines will play an increasingly important role in the achievement of national objectives related to energy and the environment. Recent technical advances make gas turbines the logical choice for new power generation and for replacing the aging fleet of thermal facilities operating on oil or coal:
- Flexible; permits "Shadowing" renewables to keep the power grid stable
- Use low-carbon, plentiful, cheap natural gas to reduce toxic and GHG emissions
- Lower capital costs;
- Easier permitting;
- Quicker to construct;
- Smaller footprint
- Portable (in smaller sizes) for emergency power and temporary needs
Policymakers and other stakeholders need to know how gas turbines can meet the evolving power generation needs of our nation. Representing all major power gas turbine equipment manufacturers, the mission of the Gas Turbine Association is to provide the information needed to fully realize this potential.