GE Gas Engine Technology Chosen for Distributed Power Generation Projects in Pennsylvania

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August 13, 2014

  • New IMG Midstream Projects Provide Flexible Generation to PJM Segments While Creating a New Segment for Locally Produced Natural Gas
  • GE’s Proven High-Efficiency, Flexible Gas Engine Technology and Local Service and Parts Capabilities Key Reasons It was Chosen for the Project

WEXFORD, PA.—August 13, 2014—GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) announced today that it will provide its Jenbacher gas engine technology to IMG Midstream of Wexford, Pennsylvania, for two 20-megawatt (MW) projects serving the PJM Interconnection energy, capacity and ancillary services segments. These projects will use existing natural gas and electric infrastructure and will produce enough electricity to power approximately 26,000 homes. The units were sold to IMG Midstream as part of a turnkey solution by Haskell. Nixon Energy Solutions, an authorized distributor for GE’s Jenbacher gas engines, supplied the Jenbacher engines and accessories, which will be serviced by Northeast Energy Systems, an authorized distributor and service provider in the U.S. Northeast.

PJM Interconnection is a regional transmission organization that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

“Its local service and parts capabilities were key reasons we chose GE for this important project,” said Ron Kiecana, managing director, IMG Midstream. “GE’s advanced Jenbacher gas engine technology offers us higher efficiency and flexibility in a cost-attractive solution that will help us utilize locally produced natural gas to supplement the growing power needs of the region.”

GE will provide 10 of its ecomagination qualified Jenbacher J624 two-stage turbocharged gas engines, each of which will deliver 4.3 MW of power. The flexibility of these units will allow IMG Midstream to provide part load or dispatch only a portion of the engines while maintaining high overall efficiency. GE and Nixon are working with Haskell of Jacksonville, Florida, which is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project. These first two projects are located in Northeastern Pennsylvania and are scheduled to begin operations in 2015. There are 12 additional projects in various stages of development.

“This project strengthens our position as a leader for distributed power projects globally,” said Lorraine Bolsinger, president and CEO of GE’s Distributed Power business. “By working with our distributors and Haskell, we were able to provide IMG Midstream with a cost-efficient solution that also met all of its efficiency and flexibility requirements. IMG Midstream will benefit from our local parts and service center and proven technology.”

GE’s Jenbacher J624 is the world’s first two-stage turbocharged gas engine. More economically practical than gas engines with single-stage turbocharging, the J624 with advanced two-stage turbocharging is based on proven technology from the automotive industry and GE’s Type 6 gas engine design concept to deliver higher output and increased efficiency. In addition, the engine is particularly suited for operation in hot environments and in multiple engine power plants for independent power production and combined heat and power application.

GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business is a leading provider of power equipment, engines and services, focused on power generation at or near the point of use. Distributed Power’s product portfolio includes GE’s aeroderivative gas turbines and reciprocating engines, which generate 100 kilowatts to 100 MW of power for numerous industries globally. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Distributed Power employs about 5,000 people around the world.

About Haskell

Haskell, one of the industry’s leading integrated design, engineering and construction firms, offers client-focused solutions in the energy, industrial, commercial, government and civil infrastructure markets. With approximately $600 million in annual revenue and over 2,000 completed projects to date, Haskell serves a multinational client base from strategic points across the United States and in Mexico.

About IMG Midstream

IMG Midstream develops, owns and operates small-scale natural gas generation projects in the northeastern U.S. Founded in 2011 with development services partner Tangibl, LLC and backed by Bregal Investments, IMG has developed a model for distributed power generation projects that will use natural gas produced in the region to generate electricity for local homes and businesses. The company was formed on the basis that segment creation is a critical part of the energy revolution underway in North America. For more information, visit www.imgmidstream.com.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.

About GE Power & Water

GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar, biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Power & Water’s six business units include Distributed Power, Nuclear Energy, Power Generation Products, Power Generation Services, Renewable Energy and Water & Process Technologies. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE’s largest industrial business.

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