GE's H System Reaches Milestone
GE Energy's most advanced gas turbine combined-cycle technology, the H System, has surpassed 8000 hours of commercial service at the Baglan Bay Power Station in South Wales.
Baglan Bay is the world's first installation of H technology. The plant is capable of producing 480 MW of electricity, enough to meet the needs of half a million households. It is supplying power to the Baglan Energy Park, with the remaining electricity going to the U.K. national grid.
The plant entered commercial service in September of 2003, and was officially dedicated a year later during a visit to the site by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
While Baglan Bay is the first global application of the H System, the North American launch site for the technology will be Calpine Corporation's Inland Empire Energy Center in southern California. This 775 MW project will be based on two 60 Hz, GE S107H combined-cycle systems.