GE Energy Power Plant Receives Renewable Energy Award

October 05, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

GE Energy (Atlanta, GA), a supplier of power generation and energy delivery technology, announced that one of its landfill gas-to-energy plants in Malaysia recently received first-prize honors in the renewable energy project competition at the 2005 ASEAN Energy Ministers meeting in Seam Reab, Cambodia. The landfill gas-energy project won first prize for "technical excellence" in the competition’s on-grid category.

GE provided two containerized Jenbacher JGC 320 GS-L.L generator sets for the Jana landfill plant. The landfill’s gas is being used to generate 2.096 MW of electricity and a plant expansion is already planned. Located 40 km outside of Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, the Jana landfill is one of the city’s main municipal storage waste sites. The power plant began commercial operation in February 2004.

"With more than 5,000 MW of installed capacity, including 1,000 MW utilizing landfill gas, Jenbacher gas engines have proven their ability to generate power efficiently and cost effectively across a wide range of fuels," said General Manager Barry Glickman of GE Energy’s Jenbacher gas engine division. "Utilizing 'free' fuel sources, that would otherwise be flared or vented, as is the case with the Jana site, provides a clear source of cost-effective power generation that countries can tap to meet their renewable energy goals."