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GE contracted for Texas power plant

Staff Report
Published Dec. 13, 2012

Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Inc. of Amarillo, Texas, is the latest customer to select GE’s FlexEfficiency 60 technology developed in part at the company’s Greenville facility.

The Texas utility will purchase 7F 5-series gas turbines for three new power plants.

The FlexEfficiency technology was unveiled in September following testing at GE’s full-speed, full-load gas turbine validation test facility in Greenville, which serves as the company’s global headquarters for renewable-energy engineering. The same month, GE announced $1.2 billion in orders for FlexEfficiency 60 technology for projects to be installed in the United States, Saudi Arabia and Japan.

Golden Spread Electric Cooperative plans to begin operation of its new power plants between March 2015 and March 2017.

“Our members depend on us for reliable and efficient power, and we have selected GE’s new FlexEfficiency 60 technology to meet those needs,” said Mark Schwirtz, president and general manager of Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, in a news release. “We believe that the 7F 5-series gas turbine will provide a good match for our diverse electricity requirements.”

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