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Electric Cooperative Orders Five LMS100 Gas Turbines

Posted on June 28, 2005

GE announced that it has signed a contract to provide five LMS100 gas turbines to East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) of Winchester, Kentucky, U.S.A. GE will install the five LMS100 gas turbine generators at East Kentucky’s J.K. Smith Station. Each unit has a nominal rating of 100 MW and will be operated in simple-cycle mode for peaking and mid-load requirements. Natural gas will be the primary fuel with number 2 distillate as a backup. The additional power generated will be used by EKPC to supply its member/owner cooperatives. The contract is contingent upon EKPC receiving approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

The units will be packaged at GE Energy’s Jacintoport facility in Houston, Texas. U.S.A. and will be installed on a staggered schedule, with the first equipment shipping in September 2006. The first unit is scheduled to go into commercial operation in April 2007, followed by two more units in November 2007 and the final two units in April 2008.

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