GE plans 2GW hydroelectric power in Nigeria.

GE plans 2GW hydroelectric power in Nigeria.

The General Electric is planning to install hydroelectric plants that will generate additional two gigawatts of electricity in the country by 2030 in view the the nation’s growing power demands. This is part of 29GW hydropower expansion projects to be executed by the American multinational corporation in four African countries in the next 13 years. […]

Aramco launches Saudi Arabia’s first wind turbine.

Aramco launches Saudi Arabia’s first wind turbine.

State-run Saudi Aramco has commissioned the Kingdom’s first wind energy turbine, developed in partnership with GE aiming to support the renewable goals of Saudi Vision 2030. The project will power Saudi Aramco’s facility in Turaif in northwestern Saudi Arabia, providing electricity directly to the bulk plant. The commissioning event of the wind energy station was […]

How renewable energy is taking a page from Bitcoin.

How renewable energy is taking a page from Bitcoin.

The problem of “too much” renewable energy on a grid can be solved with blockchain, a technology most often associated with bitcoins. Blockchain will provide a transparent way for households and businesses to trade renewables with each other. Laurent Schmitt, Smart Grid Strategy Leader for GE’s Grid Solutions business explains how it will work. Bitcoin […]

GE upgrading control systems at 1,602-MW Mingtan pumped storage in Taiwan.

GE upgrading control systems at 1,602-MW Mingtan pumped storage in Taiwan.

Taiwan Power Company has chosen GE’s Power Conversion business to provide upgrades to two sets of startup frequency converter control systems at its 1,602-MW Mingtan pumped storage plant. Mingtan is Taiwan’s largest hydroelectric plant, GE says. This work will help extend the hydro plant’s operational life by 20 years, according to a press release. Upgrading […]

GE, EDL sign agreement to develop Laos’ hydroelectric power workforce.

GE, EDL sign agreement to develop Laos’ hydroelectric power workforce.

Electricite du Laos and General Electric have signed a memorandum of understanding to launch joint research and training programs designed to support the development of Laos’ hydroelectric power sector and electric grid. With GE assistance, EDL hopes to make Laos a key source of energy generation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region […]

GE to provide equipment to upgrade Lam Ta Khong pumped-storage plant in Thailand.

GE to provide equipment to upgrade Lam Ta Khong pumped-storage plant in Thailand.

GE’s Power Conversion Business has received a contract to provide two static frequency converters for the Lam Ta Khong pumped-storage plant in Thailand. The contract involves the supply of two 16.5-MW, water-cooled static frequency converters (SFC) to replace the original converters for the two 260-MW turbine-generator units, which were originally provided by GE in 1999. […]

Gamesa, Siemens reject GE’s offer for Adwen JV: sources.

Gamesa, Siemens reject GE’s offer for Adwen JV: sources.

Siemens and Gamesa have rejected a non-binding offer from General Electric for assets belonging to a wind power venture between Gamesa and Areva, according to sources. Spain’s Gamesa is merging with Siemen’s wind power division to create the world’s biggest builder of wind farms in a 10 billion euro ($11 billion) deal, but the Adwen venture between […]

Merkur achieves financial close.

Merkur achieves financial close.

The 400MW Merkur offshore windfarm, located 50km from the coast in the German Exclusive Economic Zone, has successfully achieved financial close. Mott MacDonald acted as independent technical advisor to GE Energy Financial Services in support of their equity financing. Offshore construction works will begin early in 2017 and Merkur is expected to be commissioned by […]

SgurrEnergy to stay at Merkur offshore wind farm until 2028.

SgurrEnergy to stay at Merkur offshore wind farm until 2028.

SgurrEnergy has secured a 12-year construction and operational monitoring contract for 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, for which the new financing structure was put in place this month. The scope of the contract includes monitoring of construction works and the financial and operational performance of the project to provide regular reporting to […]

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