Duke Energy’s Lincoln Combustion Turbine Station, powered by Siemens Energy’s SGT6-9000HL (60-Hz) turbine, has been certified with the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the most powerful simple-cycle gas power plant with an output of 410.9 megawatts. As part of an innovative agreement, Siemens Energy installed and is currently testing its SGT6-9000HL turbine at Duke Energy’s Lincoln Combustion Turbine Station, about 25 miles north of Charlotte, NC. The new unit can generate enough energy to power more than 300,000 homes.Siemens Energy’s SGT6-9000HL is designed to run longer between maintenance cycles and will be the most efficient of its type in Duke Energy’s fleet (about 34 percent more efficient than the existing combustion turbines at the Lincoln site).The power output of the unit is complemented by its agility. When renewables like solar or wind fluctuate, power from the HL-class turbine can quickly be added to the grid to meet market demands and help stabilize the power supply. The equipment that achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title was delivered to the Lincoln site in November of 2019 and was started for the first time in April 2020. It’s the first 60-Hz HL-class turbine from Siemens Energy.