The POWER Interview: What Drove the Gas Turbine Technology Leap at GE Over the Past 70 Years

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:34:12 +0000

On July 29, 1949, at 2:15 p.m., General Electric’s (GE’s) first gas turbine at the Belle Isle Station in Oklahoma City began delivering power to Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.’s distribution system. The 3.5-MW GE Frame 3 machine reportedly had an efficiency of about 17%. Since the Belle Isle machine (Figure 1) started up seventy […]

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A Brief History of GE Gas Turbines

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:39:47 +0000

July marks two important milestones that set gas-fired generation on its course to becoming a dominant form of power generation: commercial operation of the world’s first industrial gas turbine in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 1939, and commercial operation of the first gas turbine in the U.S. used to generate electric power—a 3.5-MW General Electric (GE) unit […]

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First Gas Turbine Upgrade Blending GE and Alstom Technology Unveiled

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:43:37 +0000

GE introduced its GT26 HE (high efficiency) gas turbine upgrade on March 25 by announcing Uniper would be the first to install the new technology at the company’s Enfield Power Station in London, England. “We’re proud to launch our new GT26 HE upgrade with Uniper—it’s the most advanced solution we’ve ever introduced on a GT26 […]

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GE Restructure Will See Leaner Power but Heftier Renewable Energy Division

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 16:28:11 +0000

GE has announced it will integrate its renewables, grid, and energy storage assets into a simplified, single business that nearly doubles the size of its Renewable Energy division, as the company banks on the accelerated uptake of grid-connected renewables worldwide.  The expansion will see GE’s grid solutions, solar solutions, and storage businesses move from GE […]

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GE Cutting Another 468 Jobs

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:59:53 +0000

French labor unions on Jan. 22 said U.S.-based General Electric (GE) will cut 468 jobs at its units in France, including some staff at Alstom Power Systems (APS). GE confirmed to Agence France Press, a French news service, that talks with its unions on staff reductions are underway. The unions said 229 jobs would be […]

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