GE To Provide One Lms100® Gas Turbine For Alberta, Canada Generating Station
ORLANDO, FLORIDA - November 28, 2006 :- Citing the need for high-efficiency gas turbines, EPCOR Power Development has contracted with GE Energy for one LMS100® simple-cycle gas turbine with a pending option for an additional unit.
Under the scope of the contract, GE will provide the LMS100 gas turbine for EPCOR’s Clover Bar Generating Station in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada once regulatory approval has been achieved in late 2006 or early 2007. The LMS100 unit has a nominal rating of 100 megawatts and will be operated in simple-cycle mode for peaking and mid-merit requirements. Natural gas will be the primary fuel. The commercial operation date for the first LMS100 is the fall of 2008.
The new, high-efficiency unit replaces four older units originally installed at the Clover Bar Generating Station in the 1970s.
“EPCOR chose GE Energy’s LMS100 because the units are high thermal efficiency gas-fired turbines,” said Charles (Chip) Blankenship, general manager of GE Energy’s aeroderivative division. “Alberta is growing quickly and with that growth comes the demand for more electricity. Our units will help meet that demand.”
GE Energy’s LMS100 provides a flexible, economical solution for a variety of dispatch needs. A combination of proven frame and aeroderivative gas turbine technologies, the LMS100 delivers 100 megawatts with thermal efficiencies in excess of 44%. The turbine offers a wide range of operating flexibility for peaking, mid-range and base-load operations with 10-minute start times, unmatched hot-day performance, load following and cycling capabilities.
Part of GE’s ecomagination portfolio, the LMS100 reduces CO2 emissions by more than 30,000 tons when compared to a typical simple-cycle 100-megawatt gas turbine plant over the course of an average 2,184 hour peaking season. That is equivalent to the CO2 emissions created by more than 5,000 passenger cars in the United States each year. This same CO2 reduction is equal to the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by approximately 7,400 acres of forest.
GE Energy’s aeroderivative division is a leading supplier of aeroderivative gas turbines and packaged generator sets for industrial and marine applications. The company provides power-generating equipment to utilities, industries and marine fleets throughout the world. It is also the world’s largest and most experienced aeroderivative gas turbine service provider.
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GE Energy (www.ge.com/energy) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies, with 2005 revenue of $16.5 billion. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, GE Energy works in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels. Numerous GE Energy products are certified under ecomagination, GE’s corporate-wide initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that will help customers meet pressing environmental challenges.
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