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The Three Rivers Energy Center marks the third H-class combined-cycle plant developed between Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) and GE Vernova.
The gas power division of GE Vernova announced the beginning of commercial operation for CPV’s Three Rivers Energy Center in Goose Lake Township, IL. CPV can now deliver more than 1.2 GW of electricity with the installation of GE’s HA combined-cycle equipment. This additional capacity is the estimated amount needed to power 1,250,000 homes in the PJM market.
"CPV Three Rivers is the third GE HA-powered project successfully developed with the CPV team now providing highly efficient, reliable, and lower-carbon electricity for American homes and businesses," said Scott Strazik, CEO of GE Vernova. "GE and CPV's long-standing relationship is built on collaboration, technological excellence, and proven project expertise—and GE proudly celebrates this latest milestone with CPV."
CPV Three Rivers has been outfitted with two generating blocks, each containing a GE 7HA.02 gas turbine, an STF-A650 steam turbine, a W84 generator, and the integrated Mark V1e control system. GE Vernova’s system controls the gas turbine generators and displays critical performance data. Cyclic load maintenance—a result of shutdown during low grid demand—is reduced through a turbine configuration that allows the plant to run at a lower output. The components of the HA-powered plant will be observed by GE’s Monitoring & Diagnostics Center in Atlanta.
Three Rivers Energy Center is the third collaboration between GE Vernova and the CPV team, with previous H-class projects installed in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
“Over the many years we have collaborated with GE Vernova, we value the company’s advanced technology, services, and strategic financing capabilities and demonstrated partnership in bringing our third HA-powered plant project to completion,” said Gary Lambert, CEO of CPV.“The strong relationships between CPV and GE built while executing complex power generation projects like Three Rivers demonstrate what is possible with a strong partnership system, and CPV will continue to deliver projects that contribute to America’s energy sustainability by providing safe, reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible power generation.”