GE is helping to reduce the Juliangcheng plant’s environmental impact significantly. Natural gas-fired generators have the lowest CO2 emissions of all fossil power-generation fuels, and GE’s H-Class gas turbine portfolio has the capability to burn up to 50% by volume of hydrogen when blended with natural gas. This offers great potential to combat climate change.
Tianjin Junliangcheng Power Generation Co., Ltd. (part of China Huadian Corporation), is behind its nation abandoning a long-term reliance on coal. The Chinese government has announced their plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, confirmed by the recent pledge to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.
Today, the plant provides up to 661 megawatts of electricity, the equivalent output needed for 100,000 homes in the region. Following this coal-to-gas conversion, the Junliangcheng plant is expected to reduce sulfur dioxide and NOx emissions by approximately 7,775 tons per year respectively.