Flow Conditioning Baskets
St. Mary Clean Energy Center
69-inch diameter x 36-inch height Flow Conditioner Basket for St. Mary Clean Energy Center in Franklin, LA.
Cleco Power constructed, owns and operates the St. Mary Clean Energy Center (SMCEC). The unit, located in Franklin, La., was placed into service in August 2019 and is capable of generating up to 50 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power 17,000 homes a year with zero associated emissions.
SMCEC is an innovative partnership with Cabot Corp. whereby Cleco Power generates power through waste heat recovered from Cabot’s carbon black manufacturing process. Through Cabot’s current manufacturing process, waste heat is captured and utilized by SMCEC to produce steam to drive a turbine generator to produce electricity without increasing emissions, including carbon dioxide.