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Edipower Selects GE Technology to Comply with New Emissions Requirements

Posted on January 21, 2009

GE Energy announced that Edipower has selected GE Energy’s ecomagination-certified gas turbine emissions control technology to meet regional greenhouse gas emissions standards at the company’s Sermide facility. Edipower will achieve the new NOx emissions standards for combined-cycle power plants, the most aggressive in Europe, with the help of GE’s DLN 2.6+ system. Edipower provides nearly eight percent of Italy’s energy needs, generating 7,700 megawatts (MW) of capacity annually, including 750 MW generated by renewable energy resources.

On January 1, 2009, the region of Lombardy, Italy, enacted new standards limiting nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions to 30 milligrams (mg) /Nm3 as compared to present levels of 50 mg/Nm3, for a total emissions reduction of 40 percent. Edipower’s combined-cycle power plant in Sermide will meet the new standards with the installation of GE’s Dry Low NOx (DLN) 2.6+ system.

By adding the DLN 2.6+ system to its Sermide facility, Edipower will limit its greenhouse gas emissions, such as NOx and carbon monoxide (CO), to below the 30 mg/Nm3 cap. The DLN 2.6+ system also will reduce the minimum operating load levels for the gas turbines to 35 percent, improving the operating flexibility and increasing benefits to both the environment and project economics.

For more information: WWW.GE.COM

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