Benefits of STEP Demo

STEP Demo will demonstrate the highly efficient, Brayton power cycle in a pilot-scale, grid-connected power plant. It will be among the largest demonstration facilities for sCO2 technology in the world.

Benefits to the State of Texas

Participating in the STEP Demo will bring great value to the state. It bolsters San Antonio’s role as a technology leader, and offers positive economic and environmental impact and workforce development in a state that remains at the forefront
of the energy industry.

  • Lowers the cost of electricity
  • Reduces water consumption
  • Minimizes emissions
  • Provides additional high-skill, high wage local jobs
  • Re-enforces Texas leadership position in power plant technology, advanced energy systems, and alternative power plant cycles
  • Offers significant national and international visibility
  • Establishes international high-tech power generation R&D center in San Antonio
  • Supplements ongoing R&D projects, boosts future opportunities
  • Creates local economic activity and spending
  • Enhances teaching and augments basic research at Texas Universities with cooperative programs

Become a project partner

This open project is welcoming new partners from around the world. OEMs, engineering companies, and power plant owner/operators are invited to join to gain a better understanding of how sCO2 technology can improve high-efficiency power generation.


For more information, contact Markus Lesemann directly.