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Inventive NOx scrubbing reduces emissions for California

After recent wildfires and drought conditions, California remains alert and prepared for energy emergencies. Anticipating a supply shortage if hydropower runs dry, the state’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) acted as procurement agent, commissioning four 30-MW GE TM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines. 

Governor Newsom declared safeguarding the grid as imperative, but so was keeping it deeply green, as California sees massive success in meeting its own incredibly strict emissions rules. Honoring this with ingenuity, GE built in selective catalytic reduction scrubbers (SCRs) to the turbines for a markedly low NOX emission rating of 2.5 PPM (opposed to the average of 15). To date, this tech innovation with SCRs is the first of its kind.

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Aeros vs. recips: Simplicity in motion

As a plant operator, you’re always looking for ways to improve your site, and know that higher efficiency leads to lower costs. But what can you do to achieve this? Aeroderivative gas turbines offer many advantages over a reciprocal engine such as reliability and savings instead of maintenance and downtime.

How do you green an operation that requires reliable-resilient power 24/7/365, in a dynamically changing environment, while maintaining global environmental responsibility, sustainability, and profitability? Read our white paper and learn more here!

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GE’s portfolio of gas turbines for data centers

GE's aeroderivative gas turbines are known for their high efficiency, low emissions, durability, and high reliability—advantages that reciprocating engines can’t offer. Our gas turbines run on natural gas or a variety of other gases including biofuels, landfill gas, and combustible industrial waste gases. These gas turbines can ramp up to full power (and back down) in five minutes.

LM2500XPRESS aeroderivative gas turbine

The LM2500 is the most reliable aeroderivative gas turbine in the world, featuring reliability consistently above 99.8%.  Great for helping to meet needs where flexible power is required quickly and efficiently, the LM2500XPRESS 50 Hz and 60 Hz power plants feature a 34 MW simple cycle power output and up to 39% simple cycle efficiency.

Its start time for a simple cycle is fewer than 5 minutes, and its ramp rate is 30 MW/minute. The LM2500XPRESS is a modular and scalable, prefabricated, skid-mounted, pre-commissioned solution with reduced on-site installation and commissioning and a zero gas turbine water consumption requirement.

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TM2500 mobile aeroderivative gas turbine

Recommended for mobile power applications available within three months and fast-track or short-term duration projects, the TM2500 50 Hz and 60 Hz solutions have a 33.6 MW average power output and 36.7% average net efficiency.

Its start time for a simple cycle is fewer than 5 minutes, and its ramp rate is 30 MW/minute. The LM2500XPRESS is a modular and scalable, prefabricated, skid-mounted, pre-commissioned solution with reduced on-site installation and commissioning and a zero gas turbine water consumption requirement.

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LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbine

The LM6000 allows you to operate on a wide variety of fuels—including natural gas, LPG (propane and butane), isopentane, ethanol, diesel, and Coke Oven gas.

This allows you to quickly switch between fuels to save money, all without stopping or a reduction in power. It has a 45-58 MW net power output and up to 41.3% net efficiency. Its start time for a simple cycle is less than 5 minutes, and its ramp rate is 50 MW/minute. The LM6000 offers 99%+ start and operational reliability, alongside 98% availability. Its fast start allows operators to differentiate their dispatch capability, and its dual-fuel capabilities provide fuel flexibility and help customers meet emissions limits.

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