Advance Power's New Combined-Cycle Plant Reaches Commercial Operations in Ohio

LCG, January 12, 2018--A subsidiary of Swiss-based Advanced Power AG announced Wednesday that commercial operations have begun at the 700-MW Carroll County Energy plant in eastern Ohio, where it delivers electricity into the PJM Interconnection. The groundbreaking of the new natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant, located about 60 miles south of Youngstown, occurred in July 2015.

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Nordex Awarded Contracts for a Total of 820 MW in the U.S.

LCG, January 11, 2018--The Nordex Group announced Tuesday that it was awarded three major contracts for 263 of its wind turbines that together will provide an installed electric generating capacity of 820 MW. The delivery of the turbines is scheduled to commence in the summer of 2018.

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GE Energy Ships Advanced Gas Turbine for Installation in California

LCG, September 27, 2006--GE Energy announced yesterday that it has successfully completed testing on its first 7H gas turbine and that the state-of-the-art unit is in route to California, where it will be installed at the Inland Empire Energy Center, near Riverside.

The advanced new turbine is one of two units to be installed at the Inland Empire Energy Center, a 775-MW, project located near the unincorporated community of Romoland in Riverside County, California. The California Energy Commission (CEC) granted the license in June 2005, and the project is scheduled to commence operations by the summer of 2008.

The project will be the first site in North America to use GE's new, H System technology that is designed to achieve a thermal efficiency of 60 percent. Like other combined-cycle designs, the H System uses gas turbine exhausts to generate steam that drives another turbine for additional power generation. However, the H System uses steam rather than air to cool the turbines, which allows the system to operate at higher temperatures and results in greater efficiency, using about 3 percent less fuel.

The first GE H System unit was installed in Baglan Bay, Wales, began operation in September 2003, and recently surpassed 17,000 operating hours.

GE will finance and own the energy center, and Calpine will manage plant construction, market plant generation and manage fuel requirements under a long-term agreement. Calpine plans to purchase the facility from GE and become sole owner and operator after an extended period.

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