Supercritical Transformational Electric Power (STEP) Pilot Plant

Project Details:

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Project Value: $119 Million

General Contractor: Alterman Management Group Inc.

Owner: SwRI (Southwest Research Institute)


Sr. Scheduler / Project Controls for the $119 million, 10-megawatt supercritical carbon dioxide facility. The efforts put forth in this project will help to lay the groundwork for further advancement of supercritical CO2 power cycles. The advancement of supercritical CO2 facilities will help lead to higher efficiency, less CO2 emissions, decreased water usage and less costly power generation. sCO2 acts like a gas while having the density of a liquid, when held above a critical pressure and temperature. The supercritical state of sCO2 is nontoxic and nonflammable. A highly efficient fluid that when subjected to small changes in temperature or pressure significant changes to it’s density.