GE has secured a H-Class gas turbine order from Eneva to support the energy transition and enhance renewable energy growth in the country. For the new 350-Megawatt (MW) Azulão power plant, GE will provide a GE 7HA.02 gas turbine powering a H65 generator to give Brazil extra flexibility to manage its renewable-rich grid and its growing utilization of non-dispatchable energy sources. This plant will help support the growth of intermittent power from hydro (without reservoirs), solar and wind resources. According to the National Grid Operator, wind and solar generation will grow from 15.6% (27.8GW) in 2022 to 21.1% (42.1GW) in 2026 of the grid’s total installed capacity.
The construction of the new reserve power plant, located near Manaus, will start in late 2022, targeting the start of commercial operation by 2026.
Eneva trusted GE’s advanced HA technology and turned to GE based on a longtime collaboration between the two companies, built on more than half a dozen of GE 7F gas turbines reliably powering Eneva’s power plants across Brazil.
GE’s H-Class gas turbine technology is the most responsive and flexible in the industry. It is engineered to reduce carbon emissions below those emitted by prior gas turbines.