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Figure 1 - GE POWER - 9HA Gas Turbine at GE's validation test stand

Efficiency Improvements Mark Advances in Gas Turbines

Engineers from several companies have worked on upgrades to the technology, including designs that emphasize faster starts, quicker ramp-ups, increased efficiency, and better performance in a tight global


India’s Ongoing Power Generation Course Correction

It is estimated that nearly 240 million Indians currently do not have access to electricity. In many cases that also means a lack of access to adequate health care or educational opportunities. It is no


GE Digital Twin

GE Digital Twin
The Analytic Engine Behind Digital Transformation
Gathering machine sensor data for analysis across a power plant is only the beginning. The Digital Twin takes analytics to the next level by creating a virtual analytic model of assets within the plant. With the GE Digital Twin power companies can:

Understand how assets are performing

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Overcoming IIoT, Edge Networking Challenges

As power plants and substations become more connected, the need for rugged networking equipment built to withstand tough conditions is amplified. The military has already gone through the growing pains, so


Europe’s Power Generation Industry Evolves

The European Union (EU) is unequivocally continuing down a path of global climate and energy leadership while bringing online more carbon-neutral fuel systems throughout its 28 member states, closing in on the 2020 goal of a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from 1990 levels. Indeed, the newly released European Environment 
Agency’s (EEA’s) Trends […]

1.	Artist’s rendition. Engineers must incorporate lessons learned from previous designs into new plans or they will be destined to repeat mistakes. Courtesy: The Harris Group

Could Dispute Resolution Boards Keep Combined Cycle Projects on Schedule?

Owners and contractors can run into contractual disputes during combined cycle construction projects. Often, the disagreements snowball into lawsuits, which create a lot of activity in attorney offices, but can actually stop activity at the construction site. Engineers and laborers frequently end up taking off their hard hats and setting down their welding torches to […]


The Big Picture: Energy Transitions [INFOGRAPHIC]

An energy transition is underway across the world. Market upheaval, defining events, and recent policy changes have accelerated a shift away from coal toward renewables. Here is how this transformation played out for some of the world’s major economies over the past decade. Graphs show percent of each fuel source of total generation for that […]