GE (NYSE: GE) Wednesday celebrated its record-setting H-Class heavy duty gas turbine fleet—the fastest growing fleet in its class—has secured more than 50 customers across 20 countries, generated more than 26 gigawatts (GW) of power, and accumulated more than 1,000,000 commercial operating hours.
Since the launch of its flagship HA gas turbine in 2014, followed by the first unit in commercial operation in 2016 with record-setting combined cycle efficiency, GE’s HA gas turbine has helped power plant operators reduce emissions, increase efficiency, retire coal-fired facilities, and integrate greater levels of renewable energy, said a release.
“GE is advancing flexible, efficient, and reliable gas power generation solutions as gas is best-suited to complement renewable energy. We are proud of the momentum, progress, and collaboration with our HA customers as we celebrate this “One Million Hours” milestone with them.” In 2021, Southern Power Generation’s 1.4-GW Track4A Power Plant, a natural gas–fired power plant in southern Malaysia that is equipped with the first commercial GE 9HA.02 gas turbines—one of the world’s largest and most efficient power-generating models—was recognized by POWER Magazine as their “2021 Power Plant of the Year” and by Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide as “Power Plant of the World” for “a meaningful model for balancing climate awareness, energy affordability, and reliability in power-hungry Southeast Asia.”
In addition, the role of GE’s HA technology adopted at China Huadian Corp’s Juliangcheng plant was recognized for its accelerating role to retire existing coal-fired capacity and replace it with new, high efficiency combined cycle with POWER Magazine’s “Reinvention Award”.
GE’s H-class Combined Cycle Plants can also be configured with a post-combustion capture system to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90 percent.
“We are committed to bringing advanced powering solutions to Bangladesh and to contribute towards generating more reliable and affordable electricity for the people in the country, GE’s 9HA.01 gas turbines will be powering the two upcoming combined-cycle gas power plants in Meghnaghat. It will also mark a new era of power generation in Bangladesh, a country that needs uninterrupted supply of sustainable electricity to continue its growth momentum.” said Deepesh Nanda, CEO, GE Gas Power South Asia.