Birdsboro attains commercial operation using GE’s 7HA

08 July 2019

GE Power recently announced that the Birdsboro Power’s Birdsboro Power Plant has achieved the start of commercial operation using GE’s record-setting 7HA gas turbine technology.

Gas turbine

The 485-megawatt (MW) Birdsboro Power Plant—owned by Birdsboro Power, LLC—is located in Berks County, Pennsylvania and utilizes a single GE 7HA.02 heavy duty gas turbine and a D652 steam turbine in a single-shaft configuration. The plant is now actively supplying electricity to the PJM regional transmission organization, which provides electricity to millions of customers in the northeastern United States.

Birdsboro Power Plant is one of six HA facilities to achieve commercial operation in 2019 so far, adding to the growing tally of more than 35 HA gas turbines that have achieved commercial operation and are actively supplying electricity to the grid—powering citizens, businesses, and growth globally.

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