Caption: GE’s LMS100 aeroderivative gas turbine
GE (NYSE: GE) announced today it received 10 orders for its LMS100 aeroderivative gas turbine from two customers in North America during the second quarter of 2015. The contracts mean the backlog for LMS100 technology now exceeds $450 million for GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business.
The 10 units—five LMS100-PA gas turbine units and five LMS100-PA+ gas turbine units—were ordered by two American customers. With up to 116 megawatts (MW) of total power output, the LMS100-PA+ is the latest model to be offered. It provides more than 10 percent increased power output without any increase in emissions. In addition, the LMS100 turbine achieves simple-cycle efficiency of 44 percent, greater than any other gas turbine available today.
The units will be installed in the southwestern U.S. to support grid stability as new renewable energy is added. They will replace older gas-fired steam turbine generator systems. The LMS100 was designed to provide flexible and reliable distributed power, in part to help offset grid fluctuations. It can ramp from zero to 50 MW of power in one minute, and from zero to full power in less than 10 minutes.
LMS100 technology provides a reliability of 99.8 percent, with more than 340,000 successful combined operating hours across the fleet. Each LMS100 model is estimated to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 31,000 metric tons each year, compared to a typical simple-cycle 100-MW gas turbine plant.
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