GE sets world record for most efficient power plant

GE has been recognised by Guinness World Records for powering the world’s most efficient combined-cycle plant. It is based on an efficiency rate of up to 62.22% at EDF’s Bouchain plant in France, which has been equipped with the company’s HA turbine. According to GE, the turbine is capable of reaching full power in less […]

EU grants approval for €12.4bn GE-Alstom deal

EU regulators have approved the €12.4 billion (£9.1bn) buyout of French firm Alstom’s power equipment business by US-based General Electric. It is however subject to GE selling Alstom’s heavy duty gas turbines, which are mainly used in gas-fired power plants, to Italian rival Ansaldo. The European Commission expects the move to help Ansaldo become a strong […]

General Electric bags 56-turbine Morocco deal

General Electric has bagged a contract to supply 56 turbines for a wind farm in North Africa. The 100MW wind farm, being developed by Energie Eolienne du Maroc (EEM), will be located near Akhfennir in southern Morocco. Power generated from the wind farm will support industrial companies under Morocco’s Power Purchase Agreement. The project is […]

General Electric invests in three Indian wind farms

A unit of General Electric (GE) has invested in three wind farms in India, with a total capacity of 126MW. The first 25.6MW wind farm, located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, is expected to be competed in September this year. The two other wind projects, which have a capacity of 50MW each, are located […]

General Electric buys two Irish wind projects

The energy division of US firm General Electric (GE) has bought two wind power projects in Ireland which will have a combined capacity of 51MW. The 17MW Acres wind farm (pictured) is being built near Ballyshannon in County Donegal, 210 kilometres northwest of Dublin while another 34MW wind farm called Barranafaddock is being built near […]

Sainsbury’s ‘world first’ LED roll-out to slash energy costs

Sainsbury’s has installed energy efficient LED lighting in its new store (pictured) in Staffordshire, which is claimed to help cut energy usage by nearly 60%. The company claims it is the “first supermarket in the world” to have General Electric (GE) Lighting’s latest LED technology, which includes daylight sensors to make the most of natural […]

General Electric to build Yorkshire power station

General Electric has been revealed as the firm who will provide the equipment for a new Yorkshire power station that was given the go-ahead yesterday by DECC. The US firm will supply parts including the turbines and electrical power equipment for the 1,500 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) plant, similar to npower’s Staythorpe Power […]

No smart grid no green power

Keith Redfearn of GE tells us why the smart grid must be built