GE Vernova announced it has secured an order for 16 of its aeroderivative LM6000VELOX package solutions, each including an LM6000 gas turbine and a generator, to be installed at Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)’s Kingston Energy Complex.

The new units are expected to deliver up to 850 MW of electricity, which TVA says will help enhance the reliability of the energy grid once installed at the Complex on the Clinch River arm of Watts Bar Reservoir near Kingston, Tennessee.

“The Kingston Energy Complex highlights the way diverse generation works together to ensure TVA can provide more reliable, resilient and affordable power,” said TVA Chief Operating Officer Don Moul.  “These aeroderivative units will help us meet demand during peak energy usage and supplement solar generation on days when sunshine is limited.” 

GE Vernova’s LM6000VELOX packages, expected to start operation in 2028, feature dual-fuel capability to operate on natural gas or on liquid fuels, if needed. Additionally, GE Vernova says the DLE combustor configuration is capable of meeting environmental regulations and emissions limits.

TVA has reduced emissions by 57% from 2005 levels. Nearly 60% of TVA’s energy comes from carbon-free sources including nuclear, hydropower, storage, and solar.  

This milestone project marks GE Vernova’s commitment to supporting TVA’s efforts to ensure affordability and reliability of electricity while focusing on more efficient and sustainable energy generation,” said Dave Ross, President of GE Vernova’s Gas Power in the Americas region. “TVA is actively integrating more renewables into the system, investing in new technologies, and retiring older, less efficient generation and they are doing this in a holistic way that helps to ensure affordability, reliability, and resiliency for their 10 million customers.” 

GE Vernova’s LM6000VELOX package, announced in October 2023, features enhancements aiming to reduce site construction time. The solution features a “quick package installation” in a simple cycle configuration, with an expected reduced installation and commissioning schedule.

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