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CP&L selects GEfor 1,225-MW expansion

Issue 6 and Volume 100.

CP&L selects GEfor 1,225-MW expansion

Carolina Power & Light (CP&L), Raleigh, N.C., has selected General Electric (GE) Power Systems to supply F technology gas turbine-generators for CP&L`s forecasted 1,225-MW expansion. The agreement represents the largest commitment for F technology by a U.S. utility to date.

The turnkey contract calls for GE to supply seven turbine-generators over the next five years. The primary fuel will be natural gas, with distillate oil as a backup.