Emera Energy picks GE to update Tiverton Power Station

Emera Energy
Emera Energy
Emera Energy recently selected GE to make upgrades at the Tiverton Power Station in order to increase the Rhode Island plant's efficiency and capacity.

With these upgrades, the plant also aims to increase its sustainable power generation practices. Upgrades will include three GE Power FlexEfficiency offerings, which consist of a compressor, the company's Advanced Gas Path technology and a Dry Low NOx combustor.

The planned upgrades to the plant's gas turbines are expected to save Emera approximately $1 million in fuel costs on an annual basis.

“With natural gas expected to play an increasingly important role in the United States’ energy supply mix, utilities are looking for ways to improve the efficiency and performance of their existing natural gas power plant fleets,” Paul McElhinney, president and CEO for GE’s Power Generation Services business, said. “By investing in GE’s Power FlexEfficiency suite of solutions, Emera Energy’s project demonstrates how power plant operators can make their facilities more profitable while reducing their fuel costs and emissions.”

The natural gas turbines are also expected to improve fuel efficiency by as much as 3.4 percent and output is expected to increase by approximately 10.4 percent.

“GE supplied the plant’s original generation equipment ,and we feel their technology, expertise and project-management experience will help us make Tiverton Power one of the most fuel-efficient and lowest emitting power plants in the U.S.," Dave Pickles, Emera vice president of Operation, said.

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