Utilities and independent power producers (IPPs) around the world develop, own, and operate power plants to generate electricity that meets consumer and industrial demand. Utilities and IPPs seek the most cost-effective and reliable power plant offerings to serve the various demands of their local grid or service territory, whether that’s baseload power, cyclic generation, or peaking power.
Benefits of gas and steam turbines for individual power producers (IPPs) and utilities include flexibility in operations and fuel use, fast start and ramping capabilities, energy efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Utilities and IPPs that choose GE gas and steam turbines for their power plant needs can expect:
GE offers a broad portfolio of solutions for IPP and utility power generation, providing exceptional and industry-leading turbine, generator, and power conversion technologies for reliable and efficient operation. GE’s solutions for IPP and utility power generation include:
GE’s heavy-duty and aeroderivative gas turbines offer efficient, versatile, and reliable power solutions for IPP and utility power generation with individual outputs ranging from 34 MW to 571 MW.
They are proven performers in simple and combined-cycle operation for pure power generation, cogeneration, mechanical drive, and waste-to-power. These turbines feature up to 44% simple cycle efficiency and 56% combined cycle efficiency with fast startup, high ramp rates and outstanding cycling capability. Find out how our aeroderivative and heavy-duty gas turbines can benefit your utility or IPP.
GE’s steam turbines feature industry-leading performance with high reaction 3-D blading engineered for high pressure (HP), intermediate pressure (IP), and low pressure (LP) turbine modules.
Utilities and IPPs also benefit from robust, reliable steam turbines enhanced by control systems and the power of GE Digital solutions to better operate, analyze and optimize the business of energy production. Learn more about the advantages of steam turbines for your utility or IPP.
GE’s technology heritage is unparalleled in the power generation industry. Over the past 60 years, we’ve employed materials science innovations from our aviation heritage to develop advancements that translate to more power, reliability, and efficiency for utilities, IPPs, and other clients with diverse power needs.
What can you expect from working with GE? We have experience and expertise tailored to each type of utility and IPP.
Baseload power plants
GE works closely with utilities and IPPs with baseload power plants to provide solutions that help provide low-cost electricity with high-efficiency gas turbines and combined-cycle equipment. This allows baseload power plants to provide a reliable and steady foundation of power supply to the grid.
Cyclic operation power plants
For utilities and IPPs with cyclic operation power plants, GE can help you respond to demand fluctuations in the grid throughout the normal daily load cycle above available baseload capacity. Our H-class, F-class, and aeroderivative gas turbines help cyclic operation power plants in regions heavily invested in intermittent renewable generation cost-effectively develop an improved balance of high-operational flexibility characteristics, such as fast start and ramping, low minimum load, and high-part load efficiency.
Peaking power plants
GE’s F-class and aeroderivative gas turbines offer a combination of fast-start and ramping capabilities along with low capital investment requirements desired by peaking power plants. These low-capital-expenditure solutions help simple-cycle peaking power plants cover intermittent peak seasonal demands.
Taiwan Power Company (TPC) has awarded GE a 6,500 MW project at two of its combined-cycle power plants. TPC chose GE’s 7HA.03 gas turbine technology based on its power output, efficiency and maintainability.
In addition to 10 7HA.03 gas turbines, GE will provide 5 steam turbines, 15 generators, 10 heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and balance of plant equipment at both sites. The new combined-cycle power blocks are expected to begin commercial operation starting in 2024.
"Building on a proven track record of delivering and commissioning projects in Taiwan, GE is proud to support Taiwan Power Company in their energy transition program to increase electricity production capacity with more efficient technologies, and bring fast, flexible power to Taiwan."
President and CEO of GE Gas Power Asia
This is the second order of GE’s 9HA.01 heavy-duty gas turbine from Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), and the additional gas turbine will be installed at IEC’s Orot Rabin plant in Hadera, Israel, as part of the conversion of the existing power station from coal to gas generation. IEC’s first order for GE’s 9HA.01 was also the first gas turbine in the country.
power to be generated for Israel
“Adding a second 9HA.01 gas turbine from GE for our modernization project further ensures we are investing in industry-leading technology to help meet the growing needs of the businesses and citizens in Israel. Our efforts will change the way power is delivered in the country.”
President and CEO, IEC
In addition to the 9HA.01 gas turbine, GE will provide a steam turbine, generator, heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and balance of plant equipment. Once operational, the Orot Rabin combined cycle gas turbines are expected to be the largest and most efficient gas-fired power units in Israel, helping to deliver more than 8% of Israel’s current total power generation capacity.