GE's HA Gas Turbine to Power Ares' Hill Top Energy Center

  • GE will provide its record-setting HA gas turbine, the company's most advanced and efficient technology, for the project in Pennsylvania
  • GE has secured 30+ orders for the HA in North America alone and 85+ orders globally-and the HA recently surpassed 300,000 operating hours from 30+ commercially operating units

GE Power (NYSE: GE) today announced an order for its HA gas turbine technology for the Hill Top Energy Center in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania.

GE will work closely with Kiewit Power Constructors (Kiewit), the engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) contractor on the project, to integrate GE’s 7HA.02 gas turbine into the approximately 620-megawatt power plant project. The order also contains a GE steam turbine and generator, one heat recovery generator (HRSG), and a multi-year services agreement.

The developer of the project is Hill Top Energy LLC and financial sponsor is Ares Management, and the plant is scheduled to be completed in 2021. Electricity produced by the plant will be provided to the PJM regional transmission organization, which provides electricity to millions of customers in the northeastern United States.

“We are extremely excited to work with the Kiewit and Ares team on the Hill Top Energy Center, building a plant that produces flexible, reliable, and affordable electricity for years to come,” said Dave Ross, President of Sales, North America for GE Power. “With more than thirty HA units on order in the US alone, we’re proud that our customers continue to choose the industry-leading performance of GE’s gas technology to power homes and businesses across the nation.”

GE’s HA fleet of gas turbines has surpassed more than 300,000 operating hours and has secured more than 85 orders from 35+ customers across more than 16 countries. Earlier in 2019, GE announced that the HA was ordered by Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Partners for the Long Ridge Energy Center in Ohio. Recently, GE also announced an contract awards in Taiwan and Israel, and orders in the United Arab Emirates.

GE’s HA technology has been recognized as the cornerstone for two “Top Gas Projects” from POWER Magazine and as a “Best Gas-Fired Project” by Power Engineering, set two world records for efficiency across the 50hz and 60hz segments, and continues to be the fastest growing fleet of gas turbines in the world.

Source: General Electric (GE)
Date: May 1, 2019