GE steps into the breach

16 November 2001

As a result of increasing demand across the western US, GE secured contracts during the first six months of this year to supply a total of 131 MW of midrange power generation equipment for installations in California and the Pacific Northwest. GE puts this down to a need for immediate, reliable and environmentally compatible solutions, in particular natural gas-fired units.

The first GE Distributed Power units went into service in southern California and the Pacific Northwest in the late summer. Units heading west included 1 MW 'Power in a Box' systems as well as a variety of stationary, natural gas powered, 1-2 MW reciprocating engine systems. They are characterised by GE as low-emission, compact and self-contained power plants designed to comply with environmental and zoning regulations. Additional advantages include mobility and speed of installation. These units can go from order to delivery, installation and operation in less than 30 days.

To meet the demand GE recently added offices in Ontario, San Francisco and Vancouver to its network of sales and service centres.

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