GE Gas Power is ready to support the transformation of the European electricity system, that is why GE asked consultancy Frontier Economics to evaluate the specific market conditions and challenges in Germany. The objective of this study is to show the urgent need for backup capacity and to highlight the challenges of investors and also provide recommendations on how generation adequacy within the German power market can be achieved.
To help Mainova AG, one of the largest regional energy suppliers in Germany, increase efficiency and productivity, GE installed its OpFlex control software technologies on a 6B gas turbine in Frankfurt.
Électricité de France (EDF) will use GE’s combined-cycle gas turbine, 9HA.01, to complement the mix of power-generating assets at the new EDF plant in Bouchain, France; this technology will help to conserve natural gas and reduce greenhouse gases.
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), the UK’s fastest-growing energy company, used GE’s Asset Performance Management (APM) system to increase availability and reliability at its UK facility; this technology has enabled SSE to become aware of pending issues before they become production problems, facilitating proactive action to avoid unplanned outages.
GE completed the Axial Fuel Staging (AFS) technology upgrade on its 9E gas turbine at Raffineria di Milazzo (RaM)’s Termica Milazzo combined heat and power plant in Milazzo, Italy, which was part of a broader project to extend the plant’s operational flexibility, achieve major integration, and decrease total emissions at turndown.
GE has secured an order from RWE Generation for 11 units of its breakthrough LM2500XPRESS power plant technology to build a gas-fired grid reserve plant in Biblis, a municipality in the Southern Hesse region of Germany. (*Trademark of General Electric Company)