General Electric and EDF started operating the world’s Most efficient combined cycle power plant last month and made history as the plant in Bouchain, France was confirmed as achieving a record-setting 62.22% efficiency.
The record was verified by experts Bureau Veritas and the efficiency figure signifies the amount of energy extracted from the total combustive energy contained in the fuel.
The power plant comprises of a General Electric 9HA.01 gas turbine, D650 steam turbine and W86 generator working in tandem.
Steve Bolze, president and CEO of GE Power commented: “We are thrilled to be acknowledged by Guinness World Records for powering the world’s most efficient combined-cycle power plant, and we are also very proud of the industry-leading flexibility and reliability this turbine provides to our customers. We look forward to continuing to work with EDF and providing services to ensure the on-going high performance of the Bouchain plant in the years to come.”
This innovative combined-cycle power plant breaks new ground in the industry’s ongoing efforts to increase the use of renewable energy and protect the environment.