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Powered by GE’s HA Technology, South Field Energy in Wellsville, Ohio Adds 1 Gigawatt to the Grid to Boost Ohio’s Economy

October 13, 2021
  • South Field Energy plant represents a stimulus for the economy of Columbiana County and surrounding communities
  • South Field Energy is GE’s third project with Advanced Power;
  • GE provided a H-Class combined cycle total plant solution – from project financing support to full plant equipment to controls and services throughout the full life cycle of the plant

Atlanta, Georgia – October 13, 2021— GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that South Field Energy, a combined cycle natural gas electric generating facility managed by Advanced Power, safely achieved commercial operation in Columbiana County.  Ohio’s economy is driven by its robust manufacturing sector, led by high energy-intensive industries, such as strong metals fabrication and chemical production industries. Dispatching 1 gigawatt (GW) of power to the PJM Interconnection marketplace represents a stimulus for the economy of Columbiana County and surrounding communities. The 1,182 megawatt (MW) natural gas power plant produces the electricity needed to power the equivalent of approximately one million homes in Ohio.

South Field Energy is GE’s third project with Advanced Power. For this project, GE provided the H-Class full combined cycle plant solution – from project financing to full plant equipment to controls and services throughout the full life cycle of the plant.

The plant, built by Bechtel, the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) company, consists of two identical units. Each unit includes all equipment by GE: a 7HA.02 gas turbine, powering a H65 generator, and a STF-D650 steam turbine, powering a H53 generator, with a Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG). In addition to using GE’s technology for the power plant, GE provided its Mark* VIe Distributed Control System (DCS) software solution and services to support the availability and reliability of the plant.

“South Field Energy is Advanced Power’s third major infrastructure project in the United States and we are proud that a leading energy development company of their caliber has once again selected GE as their partner of choice,” commented Eric Gray, CEO, Americas, GE Gas Power. “For South Field Energy, we were able to provide a total plant solution, from project financing, with GE Energy Financial Services supporting the project with development financing and other credit facilities at financial close in 2018, to plant equipment, including our advanced HA technology and services for the full life-cycle of the plant.”

For more than 80 years GE has produced equipment for gas power generation plants and used technical innovations from its industrial, aviation, and research center heritages to advance the efficiency of its equipment to world-record levels and reduce its environmental footprint. GE is a world leader in gas turbine fuel flexibility, including more than 100 gas turbines that have operated more than 8 million operating hours on fuels that contain hydrogen. GE’s HA technology also helped deliver two world records - one for powering the world’s most efficient combined-cycle power plant, based on achieving 63.08 percent gross efficiency and another for helping achieve 62.22 percent net combined cycle efficiency.

About Advanced Power AG

Advanced Power is a privately-owned company established in 2000 to develop low-carbon and renewable electric generating projects in Europe and North America. In April 2021, Advanced Power achieved financial close of Cutlass Solar, an approximately 140 MW PV solar generation project located approximately 25 miles outside Houston, TX.  Advanced Power has more than 7,000 MW in development, construction, operation, or management and, in recent years, has raised more than $5 billion in support of its projects. Together with the 700 MW Carroll County facility in Ohio and the 1,100 MW Cricket Valley facility in operation in Dover, N.Y., South Field Energy is Advanced Power’s third major infrastructure project now in operation in the United States. Majority-owned by its board, Advanced Power has offices in Boston and Houston and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. 

 

About GE Gas Power

GE Gas Power is a world leader in natural gas power technology, services, and solutions. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with our customers, we are providing more advanced, cleaner and efficient power that people depend on today and building the energy technologies of the future. With the world’s largest installed base of gas turbines and more than 670 million operating hours across GE’s installed fleet, we offer advanced technology and a level of experience that’s unmatched in the industry to build, operate, and maintain leading gas power plants. For more information, please visit www.ge.com/power/gas and follow GE’s gas power businesses on Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information, contact:
Laura Aresi
Public Relations Leader
GE Gas Power
[email protected]

 

 


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