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

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

Greentech Lead Europe: GE has provided three of its
3.3-MW ecomagination-qualified Jenbacher J620 cogeneration units for two new
energy centers in London’s Stratford City and Kings Yard areas. The new energy
centers will 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.

The energy centers will generate electricity equivalent
to the amount used by 24,000 average U.K. homes. The London Olympic Delivery
Authority built the facilities to help reach its target of a 20 percent
reduction in carbon emissions while meeting the city’s power needs.

“Our energy centers powered by GE’s gas engines are not
only crucial to the success of the London 2012 Olympic Games but also for the
goal of establishing a more sustainable business and residential environment
throughout the city long after the Games have ended. The Stratford City and
Kings Yard energy centers are expected to support future commercial development
in East London for at least 40 years,” said Simon Wright, director of
infrastructure and utilities for the Olympic Delivery Authority.  

The energy centers are designed to operate in combined
cooling, heat and power or trigeneration mode to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2)
emissions. The technology utilized in these facilities will reduce about 13,000
tons of CO2. This amount of greenhouse gas emission savings is equivalent to
the annual CO2 emissions emitted by about 6,500 European Union (EU) passenger
cars.

The energy center in the Stratford City development area
featuring two of GE’s J620 natural gas cogeneration modules will support
various Olympic Park activities as well as commercial redevelopment in East
London.

The second energy center, located at Kings Yard on the
western end of Olympic Park, features one J620 cogeneration system that will
generate electrical and thermal power for the aquatics center’s swimming pools
and other venues via the Olympic Park’s district heating network.

GE Gas Engine Technology to Power China’s Largest Landfill Gas
Project

GE announced that its Jenbacher gas engines will drive
landfill gas (LFG) power generation project of Laogang Renewable Energy. The
project will save emissions by over 340,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent
per year.

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