Pennsylvania Projects Get GE Power
Company to provide flexible generation, create market for locally produced natural gas
GE’s Distributed Power business will provide its Jenbacher gas engine technology to IMG Midstream of Wexford, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., for two 20 MW projects serving the PJM Interconnection energy, capacity and ancillary services segments.
These projects will use existing natural gas and electric infrastructure and produce enough electricity to power approximately 26 000 homes. The units were sold to IMG Midstream as part of a turnkey solution by engineering, procurement and construction contractor, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.-based Haskell. Nixon Energy Solutions, an authorized distributor for GE’s Jenbacher gas engines, supplied the Jenbacher engines and accessories, which will be serviced by Northeast Energy Systems, an authorized distributor and service provider in the U.S. Northeast.
GE will supply 10 Jenbacher J624 two-stage turbocharged gas engines, each delivering 4.3 MW of power. The units will allow IMG Midstream to provide part load or dispatch only a portion of the engines while maintaining high overall efficiency, the company said. These first two projects are located in northeast Pennsylvania and are scheduled to begin operations in 2015. There are 12 additional projects in various stages of development.
IMG Midstream develops, owns and operates small-scale natural gas generation projects in the North Eastern U.S. PJM Interconnection is a regional transmission organization that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.