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GE’s 7F DLN2.6+ Flex Technology Helps Southern California Public Power Authority Obtain More Operational Flexibility

GE’s 7F DLN2.6+ Flex Technology Helps Southern California Public Power Authority Obtain More Operational Flexibility
  • GE’s 7F DLN2.6+ Flex Upgrade Aims to Deliver Broader Emissions-Compliant Operating Range Providing Approximately 74 Megawatts of Minimum Output Reduction at Southern California Public Power Authority’s Magnolia Power Plant
  • Upgrade Helps Increase Operational Flexibility, Lower Maintenance Cost, Reduce Emissions and Decrease Variable Costs
  • Upgrade Leverages GE’s Industry-Leading DLN 2.6+ Solution Combined with GE’s Proven Axial Fuel Staging Combustion Technology Deployed on Four Other GE Fleets

BADEN, SWITZERLAND— August 6, 2019—Continuing its commitment to delivering solutions to help power producers remain profitable in a competitive energy marketplace, GE (NYSE: GE) today announced its launch order for the 7F DLN2.6+ Flex upgrade solution with Southern California Public Power Authority’s (SCPPA) Magnolia Power Plant.

The upgrade will help SCPPA’s Magnolia plant significantly improve its ramp rate and increase its operational flexibility, with a lower load operation profile to respond faster to the frequent shifts in grid demand due to renewable power fluctuations. The Magnolia Power Plant is located in Burbank, California, is operated by Burbank Water and Power (BWP), and serves the California cities of Anaheim, Burbank, Cerritos, Colton, Glendale and Pasadena.

Leveraging GE’s industry-leading DLN 2.6+ combustor and combining it with GE’s proven Axial Fuel Staging (AFS) technology, the Flex solution is a comprehensive upgrade within GE’s suite of offerings for 7F gas turbines. With additive manufactured components, the Axial Fuel Staging Combustor represents a turning point in the global power generation industry and confirms GE’s commitment to extend its proven technology, already deployed on four gas turbine fleets—7HA, 7EA, 9E and 9HA.02.

“I’m very excited to introduce the advantages expected at SCPPA’s Magnolia plant to 7F operators today,” said Amit Kulkarni, general manager of H/F-Class turbines for GE’s Power Services business. “We’re honored to help SCPPA increase its plant flexibility, providing opportunities to potentially burn less fuel and reduce emissions. Ultimately, these benefits will help Magnolia be more cost-effective to meet the needs of the local communities it serves and support their renewables targets. This flexibility package will help GE’s global 7F fleet operators, especially those in high renewable penetration regions like North America and Latin America, and high gas price regions like Asia.”

GE’s 7F DLN2.6+ Flex upgrade solution normally has approximately 20 percentage points lower turndown capabilities and reduces minimum load fuel burn by up to 25 percent. For an average 7F power block, this enables over $1 million in annual fuel savings and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by the equivalent of over 5,000 cars per year. 

At Magnolia, the solution is expected to deliver greater benefits by decreasing turndown and emissions over 25 percentage points. The upgrade will be installed on GE’s 7F.03 unit at Magnolia plant in the first quarter of next year.

GE has 29 years of experience in industry-leading 7F gas turbine technology with more than 50 million hours of fleet operating data and 150 gigawatts of installed capacity across approximately 900 units at 350 sites globally. It introduced its industry-leading DLN 2.6+ technology in 2005.

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  • GE’s 7F DLN2.6+ Flex Technology Helps Southern California Public Power Authority Obtain More Operational Flexibility
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