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Philippines Power Plant To Incorporate GE Jenbacher Gen-Sets

Posted on December 3, 2010

Bacavalley Energy Inc., a waste-to-energy developer in the Philippines, and GE, recently inaugurated the first landfill gas power plant in the country to feature GE’s Jenbacher gas engines. GE supplied four containerized Jenbacher JGC 320 gas engine gen-sets.

The San Pedro Landfill Methane Recovery and Electricity Generation project will help meet the Philippines’ growing energy needs while also reducing the emissions of methane, according to GE.

By using methane generated by the San Pedro landfill in Laguna to power GE’s Jenbacher gas engines, the project will reduce the landfill’s methane emissions about 70%. The new plant, located 35 km south of Manila, Philippines, will produce more than 4 MW of electricity for sale to the local grid. The new plant is expected to be fully operation in January.

The project will be registered under the Clean Development Mechanism of the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change. It also supports the Philippines Department of Energy’s initiative to develop alternative sources of energy and promote cleaner energy sources over the next 20 years.

For more information: www.ge.com

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