GE plant begins operations in Taiwan

The plant is expected to provide power to 600,000 Taiwanese homes.

GE announced the start of commercial operation for Chia Hui Power Corporation’s Combined Heat and Power plant in Minxiong Township in Taiwan. GE provided a HA-powered combined cycle plant including power generation equipment, analytics and controls software, and service agreements. The plant adds approximately 535 MW, providing electricity as well as steam for district heating. GE and FieldCore, GE’s field services company, collaborated on the project.

The power plant is comprised of a single generating block equipped with a GE’s 7HA.02 gas turbine powering an H65 generator, a STF-A650 steam turbine powering an H33 generator, and a Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG). GE will provide maintenance services for 10 years.

Overall plant performance will be monitored with GE’s Mark VIe Distributed Control System software. It is utilized for system-wide programming, configuration, trending, and analyzing diagnostics.

GE’s Digital Energy Predix* Asset Performance Management software will improve predictive maintenance capabilities and the operational life of the power station. Data collected from sensors throughout the facility will be monitored and analyzed 24/7 at GE’s Monitoring & Diagnostics Center in Atlanta, GA.