SAIC helps Paducah Power meet summer electricity demand

Denver, September 27, 2010 — Science Applications International Corp., through its wholly owned subsidiary R. W. Beck, assisted Paducah Power System with the development, testing and operation of a 124 MW natural gas-fired peaking plant, which began operation in June to help PPS meet peak summer electricity demand.

PPS is a municipally owned electric distribution utility serving residential, commercial and industrial customers in Paducah, Ky.

SAIC provided overall program management and power supply planning for the plant, which is run mostly during “on-peak” hours to reduce electricity costs for PPS customers.

SAIC also provided design and contract management for the project’s 16-mile natural gas pipeline and the electrical transmission line and substation upgrades.

The new peaking plant successfully passed all commissioning and testing and is now commercially operational.

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