GE Energy Promotes Smart Grid Development in Northern Ireland

GE Energy is using its expertise for grid modernisation to promote the development of a smart grid pilot network in Northern Ireland. The pilot would allow for a greater number of renewable energy sources such as wind, wave and solar energy to be connected to the existing electrical network—reducing carbon emissions and ensuring energy security … Read more

GE Energy Introduces Taller Wind Turbine Towers

GE Energy has introduced taller towers for its onshore wind turbine product line. The new towers enable higher annual energy production (AEP) and increase the number of potential wind sites. The towers initially will be offered for GE’s 2.5MW series including the new 2.75-103 wind turbine. The taller towers are available with hub heights in … Read more

GE Energy Makes $3.2 Billion Acquisition

GE Energy is acquiring 90% of Converteam, a leading provider of electrification and automation equipment and systems, for approximately $3.2 billion from a controlling shareholder group that includes management, Barclays Private Equity, and LBO France. The transaction, which is expected to close during third quarter 2011, will significantly expand GE’s offering in rapid growth sectors … Read more

Call For EU Single Energy Market

Twenty European companies and associations are calling on EU heads of State to show the courage and vision to create a single market for electricity by 2015. European legislation has guaranteed some choice of electricity provider, but only 5% of Europe’s electricity is traded across borders. As a consequence, competition is inefficient and allows electricity … Read more

GE Ships 1,000th Aeroderivative Gas Turbine

GE has shipped its 1,000th LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbine. The 1,000 LM6000 gas turbines produced to date have accumulated 21.8 million operating hours for 260 customers in 43 countries on six different continents, including in 37 of the 50 United States. Of the 1,000 LM6000 gas turbines produced by GE, 748 have single annular combustors … Read more

GE Energy Welcomes UK Electricity Market Reform Plan

GE Energy, world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies, has welcomed the UK Government’s publication of the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) proposals, which focus on modernising the UK’s energy system and driving low carbon technology investments. The proposal will help cut the UK greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. According to … Read more

UK River Levels Measured by GE Pressure Sensors

High performance level pressure sensors from the sensing business of GE Measurement & Control Solutions are helping the Environment Agency to forecast floods in England and Wales and to prepare for the possibility of flooding. The sensors monitor river levels throughout the river network of England and Wales and transmit changes in river levels for … Read more

Turkey to Connect With the European Grid

Turkey will connect to the European electrical grid this September using GE’s smart grid technology. The connection will allow for expanded energy and economic opportunities. The Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS) will now be able to buy and sell power in the European electricity market and the connection will strengthen the reliability and availability of … Read more

GE Energy Teams Up with Norwegian and Swedish Energy Companies in Growing European Offshore Wind Sector

GE Energy plans to install up to five offshore demonstration wind turbines through two separate partnerships within the Norwegian and Swedish offshore wind industries. Both initiatives will feature the largest wind turbine in GE’s fleet, a 4.0-megawatt machine that includes a 110 meter rotor. GE’s 4.0-110 incorporates advanced drive train and control technologies and GE’s … Read more

Cleaner Power – First UK Installation of New GE Technology

GE’s dual fuel DLN2.6+ combustion system technology, which enables a reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 40%, is being installed for the first time in the UK. RWE npower, a leading integrated UK energy company serving around 6.7 million customer accounts in Great Britain, recently selected GE technology to reduce emissions, improve efficiency and … Read more