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GE Energy Signs CSA for Princeton University Power Plant

Posted on July 20, 2006

GE Energy’s aeroderivative gas turbine services group recently signed a 13-year contractual service agreement (CSA) for Princeton University’s Power Generation Plant in Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. The CSA covers one LM1600 gas turbine, an electric generator and gearbox and all controls, parts and equipment required for the operations and maintenance of the facility. The CSA also includes the management of planned and unplanned maintenance during the life of the contract.

The contract also included a turnkey controls upgrade, which included all new software and hardware required for Princeton’s LM1600 cogeneration power plant. GE replaced the existing controls with a customized Woodward MicroNet simplex control system engineered by GE Energy’s control solutions division, in Loveland, Colorado, U.S.A.

The equipment is being used for the combined-cycle plant that provides steam to heat Princeton University, water chilling for cooling requirements and electricity for both the local utility grid and for the university’s consumption. Natural gas is the primary fuel and liquid fuel is used as a backup.

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