POWER Digest [December 2019]

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:00:00 +0000

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Israeli Group Supports Construction of 1.3-GW Gas-Fired Plant. The Israeli National Infrastructure Committee on Nov. 4 approved a plan to build Israel’s largest privately run power plant, saying the facility

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GE Will Close Georgia Plant; 200 Jobs at Stake

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:54:16 +0000

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GE Renewable Energy has confirmed the company will close its GE Grid Solutions manufacturing plant in Waynesboro, Georgia, with the 200 workers at the facility offered the chance to relocate to a similar site in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, or apply for other jobs within the company. The plant is expected to close by year-end 2020. The […]

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GE Shelves Plans to Spin-Off Digital Business

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:34:42 +0000

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GE will retain its lucrative digital business—not spin it off, as had been planned—but it will sharpen the division’s focus on four key markets, including electric utilities and power generation, GE Digital CEO Pat Byrne told customers in an Oct. 31 letter. “I want to affirm that GE Digital is staying in GE,” Byrne wrote. […]

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Equipment Showcase: Boilers, Burners, Combustion

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:01:51 +0000

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Boiler and burner manufacturers, along with suppliers of combustion control systems, work with the power generation sector along with other industries. They provide equipment for low- and high-pressure steam

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Ansaldo, Equinor Partner to Validate 100% Hydrogen Gas Turbine

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2019 14:21:53 +0000

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Italian turbine maker Ansaldo Energia and carbon capture specialist Equinor are collaborating on the validation of a 100% hydrogen gas turbine combustor. Under an agreement announced on Oct. 24, Equinor (formerly Statoil) will co-fund tests that could show Ansaldo’s GT36 H-class gas turbine combustor can be operated purely with hydrogen. “The purpose of this collaboration […]

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GE Unveils New H-Class Gas Turbine—and Already Has a First Order

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:29:24 +0000

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GE on Oct. 1 unveiled the 7HA.03, the newest model in its 2014-launched high efficiency air-cooled (HA) gas turbine line. On Oct. 2, it also announced that Florida Power and Light’s (FPL’s) Dania Beach Clean Energy Center will be the first to showcase two of the “world’s largest, most efficient, and flexible gas turbines” for the 60-Hz […]

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Redefining Modern Gas Power: Lackawanna Energy Center

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000

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To endure a highly competitive and rapidly changing marketplace, Invenergy made the bold choice as it developed the 1,480-MW Lackawanna Energy Center in Jessup, Pennsylvania, to pair a first-of-its-kind

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Engineering a World-Class Gas Turbine [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 21:02:08 +0000

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GE introduced the F-class gas turbine to the power industry nearly 30 years ago. Since that time, more than 1,500 F-class machines have operated for more than 54 million hours. With available outputs ranging from 51 MW for a GE 6F.01 simple cycle unit to more than 1,000 MW for a 3×1 7F.05-based combined cycle […]

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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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