GE Helping London 2012 Olympics Minimize Environmental Impact Using Cogeneration Technology
GE Energy is helping London 2012 Olympics achieve its goal of minimizing the environmental impact of the Games by providing its ecomagination
-certified Jenbacher cogeneration technology
to power two natural gas and biomass-fueled energy centers at the Games. In particular, it will help the Olympic Delivery Authority reach its target of a 20 percent reduction in CO2 emissions through the use of renewable and alternative energy
sources compared to traditional heating, cooling and power generation equipment. They’ll not only provide heating and cooling systems for the Games, but will continue to benefit the local community for generations to come.
Growing ecological awareness, coupled with the knowledge that fossil sources of primary energy are limited, has compeled GE to make more economical use of existing sources of energy, according to the company. Cogeneration Systems combine heat and power (CHP) plants to generate electricity and heat locally where they are needed. They offer maximum efficiency in the conversion of energy and comply with the most stringent emissions standards.
GE's Jenbacher gas engines are ideally suited for cogeneration plants, according to the company. With optimized electrical efficiency, GE's cogeneration plants provide optimal integration of all available kinds of heat from the engine.
The first energy center, seen above, is being built in the Stratford City development area and will feature two of GE Energy’s Jenbacher 3.3-MW natural gas cogeneration modules. The second plant on the Western end of the Olympic Park will be fitted with one 3.3-MW GE Energy Jenbacher module to help generate the thermal power needed for the Aquatics Centre swimming pools and other venues. It will also generate electrical and thermal power for competition sites, homes and other buildings in the area.
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