World’s First Integrated Wind-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installed in Barcelona

US-based renewable energy group Urban Green Energy and GE have unveiled the world’s first integrated wind powered electric vehicle charging station. The innovative Sanya Skypump pairs UGE’s cutting-edge vertical wind turbines with GE’s electric vehicle (EV) charging technology to offer completely clean energy to power electric vehicles. Installed by UGE Iberia, the Spanish branch of … Read more

GE’s Gas Engine CHP Systems to Power London 2012 Olympic Games

Two new energy centers in London’s Stratford Cityand Kings Yard areas are to supply 10 megawatts (MW) of efficient power, heating and cooling for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games as well as East London’s businesses and residential areas after the games conclude. Three of GE’s (NYSE: GE) 3.3-MW ecomagination-approved Jenbacher J620 cogeneration … Read more

GE Researchers Developing At-home Refueling Station for NG Vehicles

In what could help fuel widespread adoption of NG (natural gas) vehicles in the US and globally, GE researchers, in partnership with Chart Industries and scientists at the University of Missouri, have been awarded a program through Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) to develop an affordable at-home refueling station that would meet ARPA-E’s … Read more

World’s Most Efficient Wind Turbine to Make European Debut

GE will supply 31 of its 1.6-100 wind turbines for Fina Enerji’s Tayakadin wind project in Istanbul, Turkey, which will supply enough clean, wind-generated electricity to meet the needs of more than 14,000 Turkish households. The project will mark the first European installation of the GE 1.6-100 machine, which offers the highest efficiency of any … Read more

GE Energy Introduces Advanced Smart Metering Solution for IEC Markets

GE has introduced the SGM1100, a PRIME (Power Line Intelligent Metering Evolution) PLC compliant smart meter designed for global utilities following IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) requirements. The SGM1100 provides utilities with a cost-effective and flexible solution to meet the requirements of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), laying the foundation for increasing efficiency and better managing … Read more

EDF and GE to Develop Most Flexible and Efficient Gas-Fired Power Plant in France

Electricite de France (EDF), one of the world’s largest utilities, and GE plan to jointly develop and install the world’s first FlexEfficiency* 50 Combined Cycle Power plant to be connected to a national grid. The move marks the latest development in a 40-year strategic relationship between EDF and GE. The FlexEfficiency* 50 plant being co-developed … Read more

GE Expands Smart Grid Portfolio and Extends its Reach in Ireland

GE has finalised the acquisition of Ireland-based FMC-Tech, a leading provider of smart grid technology equipment providing real-time power line monitoring capabilities. The acquisition, first announced in May, marks another milestone in both GE’s dedication to smart grid excellence and its commitment to smart grid development in the UK and Ireland. FMC Tech comes to … Read more

GE to Offer Production-Based Availability Guarantees on All Wind Turbines

GE has expanded its Wind Services portfolio in Europe to include Production Based Availability Guarantees (PBA) as an option for new and existing operations and maintenance contracts on all GE 1.5 and 2.5 megawatt series wind turbines. Available later this year, GE’s production guarantees have been designed with the goals of its customers in mind; … Read more

GE Power Plant Enables Greater Use of Wind, Solar and Natural Gas on Power Grid

GE has unveiled a first-of-its-kind power plant engineered to deliver an unprecedented combination of flexibility and efficiency. By rapidly ramping up and down in response to fluctuations in wind and solar power, the technology will enable the integration of more renewable resources into the power grid. The FlexEfficiency 50 Combined Cycle1 Power Plant is rated … Read more

Better Incentives Needed to Stimulate Widespread Water Reuse and Recycling

The world’s urban and industrial water use is projected to double by 2050, yet one fifth of the world’s population, or some 1.2 billion people, already lives in areas of water scarcity. One of the best ways to stretch our planet’s dwindling supply of available water is through increased reuse and recycling, yet progress in … Read more