GE Energy to Provide CEMS for Conectiv Plant
GE announced on Feb. 15 that it has received a contract to provide continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) and data acquisition and handling systems (DAHS) for Conectiv Mid-Merit, LLC’s new power generating facility in Delta, Pa.
Services provided to the combined-cycle plant project will include:
system engineering, equipment fabrication, installation supervision and startup for three CEMS systems,
monitoring of NOx, CO, NH3 and O2
collection and archiving of data for environmental reporting
preparation of Conectiv’s reports required under federal and state emission regulations, and
assembly of accessories building and installation of power distribution and cable management systems for DCS and UPS equipment.
"We chose the GE team because they listened to our needs and acted like a partner with us," says Dave Sears, electrical engineer, Conectiv Mid-Merit. "They helped us address technical issues and suggested alternatives to our plans that helped us maximize our efficiency, improving the project overall."
Expected for completion this year, the new facility features combined-cycle power generators capable of producing 545 megawatts of electricity. The combustion turbines can run on natural gas or low sulfur diesel fuel oil. In turn, the hot exhaust from these gas turbines is used to power the steam turbines. This fuel-efficient system consumes 20-30 percent less fuel than traditional fossil-fired boiler/steam turbine generator plants and emits almost non-detectable levels of volatile organic emissions and carbon monoxide. These comparatively low levels are maintained with the use of low NOx burners, water injection, selective catalytic reduction and premium fuels.