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7HA.03 turbines commissioned
GE and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), celebrated the start of commercial operation of GE 7HA.03 gas turbines at the FPL Dania Beach Clean Energy Center, located near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Powered by two GE 7HA.03 gas turbines, Dania Beach is now delivering up to approximately 1,260 megawatts (MW). This modernization led to a 70% emissions reduction compared to the previous site.
Plants like the Dania Beach Clean Energy Center produce around-the-clock power, enabling FPL to continue its rapid solar expansion, which is the largest in the United States. Looking into the future, FPL believes that, with some modifications, natural gas units – like the ones at Dania Beach – may be fueled by hydrogen instead of by natural gas. The use of natural gas as a fuel for these units already results in the lowest carbon emissions possible from fossil fuel use. FPL is currently developing a pilot project that will test using green hydrogen to replace a portion of the natural gas at its power plant in Okeechobee County, Florida – which also utilizes GE technology.
GE’s 7HA.03 gas turbine has the capability to burn up to 50% by volume of hydrogen when blended with natural gas. This capability is enabled by the DLN2.6e combustion system that is standard on the 7HA.03 units installed at Dania Beach.