Caithness orders three GE 7HA.02s for CCGT plant atop shale plays

GE will provide three of its 7HA.02 gas turbines for an 1,875-MW gas-fired plant in Ohio.

Caithness Energy ordered three of the 7HA.02 turbines for the combined-cycle Guernsey Power Station in Guernsey County. The order also includes heat recovery steam generators and steam turbine generators for each GE unit.

“We look forward to working with GE again and are proud to deliver this state-of-the-art electricity generating solution for cleaner, more efficient power into the PJM Market,” said Ross Ain, Caithness Energy’s President. “Through the benefits of this technology, we look forward to better serving our users with flexible, reliable, efficient and low-cost electricity.”

The plant’s generation capacity will produce enough electricity to power approximately 1.5 million homes within the PJM Interconnection region. GE also will service the facility under a multi-year agreement and will provide digital solutions to combined sensor data with predictive analytics through its APM software and managed services at Guernsey.

“Caithness Energy is an incredibly important and long-standing GE customer and we are proud that that they have chosen our world-class HA technology to be the heart of their Guernsey Power Station,” said Dave Ross, president of sales, North America for GE Power.

Caithness Energy partnered with Apex Power Group to develop the Guernsey Power Station in the gas-rich Utica and Marcellus shale region. Gemma Power Systems, a subsidiary of Argan Inc., will be the engineering, procurement and construction company responsible for the project.

Caithness will manage the Guernsey Power Station once completed, most likely by the fourth quarter of 2022.


  • Rod Walton is content director for Power Engineering, POWERGEN International and the online POWERGEN+ series. He is a 13-year veteran of covering the energy industry both as a newspaper journalist and trade publication editor. He can be reached at 918-831-9177 and

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