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GE to Supply Technology to Boost the Output of NextEra Energy Resources’ U.S. Fleet of Wind Turbines

GE to Supply Technology to Boost the Output of NextEra Energy Resources’ U.S. Fleet of Wind Turbines

WindBOOST Control System to Be Installed on as Many as 800 GE Units

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.-Thursday, February 18, 2010- NextEra Energy Resources, the nation’s leader in wind energy generation, has selected GE’s (NYSE: GE) WindBOOST* technology to enhance the output from its fleet of approximately 800 GE 1.5sle wind turbines.

GE’s WindBOOST control software makes it possible for GE 1.5sle wind turbines to increase output by up to 100 kilowatts, enhancing productivity from 1.5 to 1.6 megawatts (MW). Depending on wind speed and other site atmospheric conditions, the WindBOOST control automatically activates to increase the energy produced by each unit. Alternatively, WindBOOST can be turned on and off remotely, providing flexibility to ramp up power production.

WindBOOST enables a wind turbine to improve operation within the full IEC Type IIB design envelope. This expanded mode operation is expected to produce up to 4% more annual energy output per wind turbine. WindBOOST also provides “grid-friendly” features that balance increased output with grid integration requirements of a wind farm.

“Upgrading the GE wind turbines in our U.S. fleet gives us the opportunity for increased output with no significant hardware additions,” said Manny Sanchez, vice president, wind operations for NextEra Energy Resources. “Improving resources by increasing the productivity of our installed wind turbines is a significant benefit.”

“WindBOOST is part of a series of continuing GE technology advancements designed to help move the wind industry forward,” said Vic Abate, vice president—renewable energy, GE Power & Water. “NextEra’s investment in the WindBOOST technology is an excellent example of how GE’s development of wind turbine upgrades can allow owners to improve performance and maximize revenue over the life of the turbine.”

WindBOOST is currently designed for both new and existing 60-hertz GE 1.5sle wind turbines, with plans to apply the technology to additional 1.5-MW models.GE is the largest U.S. supplier of wind turbines and the 1.5-MW machine is the workhorse of the company’s fleet, with more than 13,500 units now installed worldwide.

Based in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra is a subsidiary of FPL Group. NextEra Energy Resources owns and operates various power generation facilities throughout the United States as well as Quebec and Nova Scotia in Canada.

* WindBOOST is a trademark of General Electric Company

About GE

GE is a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company that’s built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.

GE serves the energy sector by developing and deploying technology that helps make efficient use of natural resources. With 60,000 global employees and 2009 revenues of $37 billion, GE Energy www.ge.com/energy is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies. The businesses that comprise GE Energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas—work together to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.

For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.ge.com. GE is imagination at work.

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Emily Caruso GE Power & Water Phone: +1 518 385 7446 Email: emily.caruso@ge.com

Ken Darling Masto Public Relations Phone: +1 518 786 6488 Email: kenneth.darling@ge.com

Howard Masto Masto Public Relations Phone: + 1 518 786 6488 Email: howard.masto@ge.com

Two Independent Power Plants in Kurdistan Featuring GE Technology Will Help Meet Northern Iraq’s Growing Energy Demands

Two Independent Power Plants in Kurdistan Featuring GE Technology Will Help Meet Northern Iraq’s Growing Energy Demands

Latest Projects to Help Avoid Power Shortages in the Region 

BAGHDAD, IRAQ—February 17, 2010GE (NYSE:GE) today announced the signing of contracts totaling approximately US$200 million to supply power generation equipment and services for two independent power projects in the Kurdistan region of Northern Iraq. The two projects will help support the region’s current and future power needs and the country’s overall efforts to develop its energy infrastructure.

Located in the Dohuk and Sulaimaniyah provinces of Kurdistan, both projects are being developed by Mass Global Investment Company, a leading developer of independent power plants. When the new projects are completed, it is expected that the total electricity capacity of Mass Global-developed power plants in the Kurdistan region will reach 1,750 megawatts, to help meet the increasing power demand.

GE will supply four Frame 9E gas turbine-generator units for the 500-megawatt, simple-cycle power plant in Dohuk; and two Frame 9E gas turbine-generator units to add 250 megawatts of capacity to the plant in Sulaimaniyah, for a total generating capacity of 750 megawatts. The two plants are scheduled to enter commercial service in the second half of 2010.

“These two projects are the latest in a series of independent power projects we are developing to help cover the shortage of power within the Kurdistan region. They also support the Kurdistan regional government’s initiative for the private sector to help meet the energy requirements in this region,” said Ahmad Ismail, chairman of Mass Global.

“Today’s announcement for the two private power projects in the Kurdistan region reflects GE’s continuing commitment to support energy infrastructure growth in Iraq and builds on our recent power generation agreements with the government of Iraq. This latest agreement also builds on our growing relationship with Mass Global to support their efforts to add much-needed electricity generation capacity in the Northern region of the country,” said Joseph Anis, GE Energy’s president for the Middle East.

Over the last four years, GE has supplied gas turbines for independent power projects developed by Mass Global in the Kurdistan region, which would help to add approximately 1,000 megawatts of generating capacity.

The latest contracts with Mass Global follow an announcement in 2008 that GE will supply the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity with power generation equipment for projects throughout Iraq that will help to add approximately 7,600 megawatts of electricity to support the country’s future economic growth.

GE has a long history of supporting Iraqi infrastructure needs in power generation, oil and gas, water processing, aviation and healthcare and over 120 GE power turbines are installed in the country today.

As the world’s leading supplier of gas turbines, GE is well positioned to help Iraq with its future needs for reliable and stable power generation. More than 6,000 GE gas turbines are installed worldwide and have accumulated more than 200 million of operating experience at high reliability levels. GE’s Frame 9 gas turbines, which will be used for the Iraqi projects, have demonstrated high reliability and performance in more than 450 applications around the world.

GE has been active in the Middle East since the 1930s and has management and project management offices as well as local repair and service facilities to serve customers throughout the region.

About GE

GE is a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company that’s built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.

GE serves the energy sector by developing and deploying technology that helps make efficient use of natural resources. With 60,000 global employees and 2009 revenues of US$37 billion, GE Energy www.ge.com/energy is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies. The businesses that comprise GE Energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas—work together to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.

For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.ge.com GE is imagination at work.

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For more information, contact:

Cynthia Mahoney White GE Power & Water +1 518 385 5892 cynthiam.white@ge.com

Ken Darling or Howard Masto Masto Public Relations +1 518 786 6488 kenneth.darling@ge.com howard.masto@ge.com

 

OMNOVA Solutions’ Wisconsin Plant Saves More Than 3.6 Million Gallons of Water Annually with GE Technology

OMNOVA Solutions’ Wisconsin Plant Saves More Than 3.6 Million Gallons of Water Annually with GE Technology

New System Also Safer for Environment and Employees; Wins Prestigious Award

GREEN BAY, WIS.—February 17, 2010—OMNOVA Solutions’ (NYSE: OMN) Performance Chemicals and GE (NYSE: GE) have implemented a sustainable water solution in a greater Green Bay (Village of Howard), Wis., facility to save 3.6 million gallons of water per year, lessening the stress on fresh water sources, thus reducing environmental impact. The approach to OMNOVA Solutions’ water treatment challenges included a new GE reverse osmosis (RO) system and a cooling water treatment chemistry program that allowed the company to reuse water by sending the RO concentrate into the cooling tower system instead of the sewer.

Previously, OMNOVA Solutions used a deionized water system to treat the incoming city water to be used in the plant’s manufacturing processes. OMNOVA decided to upgrade to new technology due to the high cost of maintaining the old system as well as reliability issues that threatened to affect plant production and product quality. Environmental, health and safety concerns related to the use of caustic and sulfuric acid for regeneration of the old system also were key considerations.

The implementation of two of GE’s Pro-50 RO systems, along with GE’s Continuum AEC Alkaline treatment program, resulted in a substantial reduction in fresh water usage and a yearly net savings for OMNOVA of $120,000. The new system also is much safer for employees and the environment since there is no more acid or caustic usage. Recognizing OMNOVA’s commitment to sustainability and the environment, the Green Bay project received today a GE ecomagination Leadership Award.

“Innovation and a commitment to reducing our environmental footprint are both hallmarks of the way we do business at OMNOVA Solutions,” said James Hohman, president of OMNOVA’s Performance Chemicals business unit. “Partnering with GE on this important project for our Green Bay area plant provided an excellent opportunity to apply a novel approach to the treatment of our process water, and in doing so, to significantly reduce our water usage. This has had a major positive impact for OMNOVA and for the surrounding community. We are delighted that GE has chosen to honor these efforts with their ecomagination Leadership Award.”

Ecomagination is GE’s corporate-wide sustainable business strategy to address challenges such as the need for cleaner, more efficient sources of energy, reduced emissions and abundance sources of clean water. The GE ecomagination Leadership Award is given to the top one percentile of GE’s customers who demonstrate significant environmental and economical performance improvements, striking a balance between today’s environmental, industrial and sustainability challenges.

“We are pleased to present OMNOVA Solutions with an ecomagination Leadership award in recognition of their significant efforts in reducing water usage and improving the environment while maintaining safety,” said Adrian Peace, North American business leader, GE Power & Water. “Our ecomagination leadership awards are given to the best of the best. This project with OMNOVA Solutions is a great example of working together to deliver positive economic and environmental impact with quantifiable results.”

The OMNOVA Solutions facility is located just northwest of Green Bay in the Village of Howard. Village President Burt McIntyre offered congratulations, saying, “The Village of Howard is proud to celebrate with OMNOVA Solutions their significant achievement and the receipt of the prestigious award from GE for work in water and process technology. Businesses that put in place programs which contribute to improving environmental conditions not only benefit themselves, but also the communities in which they operate. We are proud of OMNOVA and recognize, as did GE, their quality achievement.”

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a technology-based company with 2009 sales of $696 million and a current workforce of 2,300 employees worldwide. OMNOVA is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals and decorative and functional surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses. OMNOVA’s Green Bay, Wis., plant is North America’s newest specialty latex facility. It produces synthetic latex used in paper coatings and various specialty chemical applications such as nonwoven products. The facility employs 54 people.

About GE

GE is a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company that’s built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.

GE serves the energy sector by developing and deploying technology that helps make efficient use of natural resources. With 60,000 global employees and 2009 revenues of $37 billion, GE Energy www.ge.com/energy is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies. The businesses that comprise GE Energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas—work together to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.

For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.ge.com. GE is imagination at work.

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For more information, contact:

Mayra Bergman GE Power & Water +1 215 942 3613 mayra.bergman@ge.com

Beth Coffman or Ken Darling Masto Public Relations +1 518 786 6488 beth.coffman@mastopr.com kenneth.darling@ge.com

Sandi Noah OMNOVA Solutions +1 330 869 4292 sandi.noah@omnova.com

GE Energy Wins Contract to Provide Emissions Monitoring Equipment at New, Energy Efficient Conectiv Plant

GE Energy Wins Contract to Provide Emissions Monitoring Equipment at New, Energy Efficient Conectiv Plant

KANSAS CITY, MO.—Feb. 11, 2010GE (NYSE:GE) announced today 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, state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly power generating facility in Delta, Pa.

Services provided to Conectiv’s Delta combined-cycle plant project will include:

  • System engineering, equipment fabrication, installation supervision and startup for three CEMS systems
  • Monitoring of NOx, CO, NH 3 and O2
  • Collection and archiving of data for environmental reporting
  • Preparation of Conectiv’s reports required under federal and state emission regulations
  • 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.”

Increased environmental awareness and stricter legal regulations/enforcement have led to an expanding need for CEMS and DAHS worldwide. According to a 2009 ARC Advisory Group study (www.arcweb.com), the world market for CEMS is expected to experience compounded annual growth rates (CAGR) of roughly 10 percent over the next five years. Under the Obama administration, increased enforcement of environmental regulations is expected to further grow the CEMS market in 2010 and beyond.

Expected for completion in 2010, Conectiv’s new facility in Delta, Pa., 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 highly 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.

“The Delta combined-cycle plant is a great example of Conectiv’s innovation and commitment to doing business in a way that’s environmentally responsible,” says David Divito, product line leader for GE Energy Services. “We’re thrilled to be able to help with this exciting project.”

GE is one of the most experienced CEMS integrators and DAHS suppliers in North America, offering full service, turn-key solutions for environmental monitoring. GE’s NetDAHS system is the industry’s only Web-based data collection system for emissions monitoring and environmental data reporting. The company serves all regions of the world in a diverse spectrum of industry segments, with products that meet a wide range of regulatory reporting requirements.

About Conectiv Energy

Conectiv Energy (http://www.conectiv.com ) is the competitive wholesale energy producing subsidiary of Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM). The company is an asset-backed merchant energy business using risk management tools, regional expertise and intellectual capital to optimize the value of its regional energy portfolio in the wholesale energy marketplace.

About GE

GE is a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company that’s built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.

GE serves the energy sector by developing and deploying technology that helps make efficient use of natural resources. With 60,000 global employees and 2009 revenues of $37 billion, GE Energy www.ge.com/energy is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies. The businesses that comprise GE Energy – GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas – work together to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.

For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.ge.com GE is imagination at work.

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For more information, contact:

Michelle Navedo GE Energy Services + 1 816-313-4663 michelle.navedo@ge.com

Gina DeRossi or Howard Masto Masto Public Relations +1 518 786 6488 gina.derossi@mastopr.com howard.masto@ge.com

GE Technology Selected to Lower Emissions and Rebuild Electrostatic Precipitator at Enel Maritza East 3 in Bulgaria

GE Technology Selected to Lower Emissions and Rebuild Electrostatic Precipitator at Enel Maritza East 3 in Bulgaria

KANSAS CITY, MO.—Feb. 9, 2010GE (NYSE: GE) was recently awarded a contract by Enel SpA to complete phase 6 of an 8-phase project at Enel Maritza East 3 (EME3) Thermal Power Plant in Bulgaria. During this phase, GE will convert two electrostatic precipitators (ESP) from tumbling hammer to GE’s advanced top rap technology, helping to increase reliability of the unit, lower maintenance costs and achieve lower emissions. GE commenced work on the four units at this power station in 2003, in a phased approach, during the now completed rehabilitation project of the power plant.

GE was awarded the top rap conversion of fields 3 and 4 of all ESPs for the four boilers in 2005. Execution of the project was staged to one boiler per year with final completion in 2008. The performance of the partially rebuilt precipitators was demonstrated to be successful, and in order to achieve an additional margin on the emission limits, EME3 decided to also rebuild fields 1 and 2 of the precipitators.

Electrostatic precipitators collect airborne particulates using electrical current to deposit the particles on large steel surfaces inside the precipitator. To maintain the collection efficiency of the system, the collector plates and high voltage discharge electrodes need to be regularly cleaned of dust by a rapping system. Cleaning on the original units at Maritza used rotating hammers mounted inside the precipitator. The hammer train components are exposed to the flue gas and suffer wear in the hostile environment. Having the rotating hammer train inside the precipitator precludes maintenance while the precipitator is on line, resulting in unplanned outages to repair the hammer trains.

GE’s top-rap design mounts the rapping devices externally on the roof of the precipitator, allowing maintenance to the rappers while the precipitator is online. Since GE’s top-rap technology does not make use of a mechanical hammer train, but rather uses a reliable electrically actuated rapper, maintenance is virtually eliminated. The rappers supplied by GE can be individually actuated as required, which allows the customer to optimize precipitator performance.

Top rapping is a means of cleaning the internal parts of the precipitator while keeping all the moving parts of the rappers out of the hot gas and dust stream. Each rapper can be programmed to act independently in terms of rapping intensity, rapping duration and rapper off time, so that when installed in conjunction with GE’s sophisticated rapper controller, the cleaning of the internal parts can be varied infinitely if desired, to suit the specific application.

This latest contract will convert fields 1 and 2 of the Unit 2 precipitator to help achieve emissions below 50 mg/Nm3 (dry at 6% O2). The contract to rebuild fields 1 and 2 of the Unit 1 precipitator was awarded to GE in November 2008, and the project was successfully completed in August 2009. Currently, Fields 1 and 2 are configured as a rigid emitter frame, tumbling hammer design. GE previously reconfigured fields 3 and 4 of the Unit 2 precipitator to a top-rap design. As part of the new contract, the two inlet fields will be converted to the same top-rap design with components supplied by GE.

“Our proven technology and commitment to service has allowed us to be successful in the previous stages of the Enel Maritza East 3 project,” Mark Hachenski, product general manager for GE Energy Services. “Within the framework of the new contract, we will continue to work with Enel to meet the plant’s emission reduction needs.”

As part of the contract, all existing internal components will be removed to accommodate the new parts. The existing casing, inlet transition, outlet transition, hoppers, and structural supports will be reused as part of the rebuild scope. GE’s acclaimed rigid discharge electrodes will replace the existing wire frame discharge electrodes. Electromagnetic impact rappers will be mounted on the roof of the precipitator to impart cleaning force into the collecting plates and rigid electrodes. GE also is supplying acoustic horns to aid ash evacuation and prevent hopper buildup, which will minimize the possibility of unplanned maintenance and outages.

About GE

GE is a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company that’s built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.

GE serves the energy sector by developing and deploying technology that helps make efficient use of natural resources. With 60,000 global employees and 2009 revenues of $37 billion, GE Energy www.ge.com/energy is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies. The businesses that comprise GE Energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas—work together to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.

For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.ge.com. GE is imagination at work.

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For more information, contact:

Michelle Navedo GE Energy Services +1 816 313 4663 michelle.navedo@ge.com

Gina DeRossi or Howard Masto Masto Public Relations +1 518 786 6488 gina.derossi@mastopr.com howard.masto@ge.com

GE Smart Grid Technologies Build Sustainable 21st Century Cities

GE Smart Grid Technologies Build Sustainable 21st Century Cities

GE’s Bob Gilligan Outlines Smart City Solutions at Chatham House Conference in London

LONDON-February 8, 2010-Technology available today can be employed to create viable, sustainable, smart cities. That will be the message that Bob Gilligan, vice president—transmission and distribution for GE Energy Services, will deliver to delegates at the Chatham House conference, “The Future of Cities.”

More than 100 representatives, technology innovators, academia and business leaders from cities throughout the world are meeting in London this week to discuss the challenges faced by cities that are growing at record rates. Mr. Gilligan’s Feb. 9 keynote address will kick off a day of discussion on city infrastructure.

With cities using 75% of the world’s energy and global energy consumption projected to triple by 2050, the choices we make today will determine whether our population centers become sustainable, livable communities,” Gilligan said. “The good news is that with a worldwide initiative to increase energy efficiency, control demand and add renewable generation, we can deliver the solutions to meet the needs of our growing cities.”

As the migration from rural areas to cities continues, GE is already deploying solutions that are enabling growth while reducing carbon footprints on six continents. GE’s smart grid solutions are changing the ways utilities, governments, businesses and consumers interact with energy.

New GE technology breakthroughs in Hawaii are helping increase the use of wind and solar power on islands with no domestic source of fossil fuels. Australian consumers are making smarter energy decisions with information transmitted through WiMAX-connected smart meters. In India, power interruptions are decreasing and resources are being deployed more efficiently, thanks to GE’s outage management systems and advanced geospatial information systems. Also, Energy Smart Florida is on track to upgrade infrastructure, increase efficiency and add renewable generation throughout America’s fourth most populous state.

“GE is committed to helping shrink carbon production while increasing the energy capacity and reliability that growing cities need to thrive,” Gilligan said. “We already are deploying solutions that are making a difference today, and we have the resources to help cities everywhere plan and implement a healthier energy future.”

Mr. Gilligan’s address will outline the challenges, solutions and potential for sustainable energy success through integrating a two-way network of information-rich, flexible smart grid solutions with the current infrastructure. Attendees will learn how smart grid upgrades enable a host of citywide benefits, including increased energy productivity, uncompromised energy security, increased use of renewables such as wind and solar, increased energy efficiency, lower carbon emissions and the ability to manage and meet growing demand.

About GE

GE is a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company that’s built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.

GE serves the energy sector by developing and deploying technology that helps make efficient use of natural resources. With 60,000 global employees and 2009 revenues of $37 billion, GE Energy www.ge.com/energy is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies. The businesses that comprise GE Energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas—work together to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.

For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.ge.com. GE is imagination at work.

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For more information, contact:

Neil Gazeley GE Energy Services +44 1223 449395 neil.gazeley@ge.com

Gina DeRossi or Howard Masto Masto Public Relations +1 518 786 6488 gina.derossi@mastopr.com howard.masto@mastopr.com

GE Releases AltairSystem3™ for Better Protection of Offshore Turbines

GE Releases AltairSystem3™ for Better Protection of Offshore Turbines

New High-Performance System Offers Better Filtration for Fine Particulate 

KANSAS CITY, MO.—Feb. 4, 2010Better protection for turbines operating in some of the world’s most demanding conditions is now available, thanks to AltairSystem3™, the new inlet filtration system from GE (NYSE: GE). This new system offers better protection from salt and other fine particulate and can help reduce the number of costly, unplanned outages on turbines. In addition, AltairSystem3 can help lengthen the amount of time between planned maintenance intervals.

AltairSystem3 builds upon the worldwide success of GE’s trusted SRS Technology™ system to remove both wet and dry salt particulate in all weather conditions and at all levels of humidity. The new system adds outstanding sub-micron particulate and enhanced droplet removal efficiency without any impact on pressure loss. Customers get a higher through-life efficiency of the final filter and a longer inservice filter life with vastly improved dust-holding capacity. Best of all, existing AltairSystem2™ users can upgrade to AltairSystem3 with minimal installation time and usually without the need for “hot work.” This means the benefits of AltairSystem3 can be achieved quickly and cost effectively.

AltairSystem3 is available as both a retrofit and as a new system. As with all the GE Energy offshore systems, it can be up to half the size of competitors’ offshore filtration systems, which is particularly useful in such confined work spaces.

“AltairSystem3 is ideal for offshore environments in drier climates such as areas close to deserts or industrial sites. It can keep turbines running, for instance, even after they’re hit with waves big enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool,” says John Whitworth, GE’s senior product manager–filtration technologies for GE Energy Services. “GE has more than 40 years experience in marine and offshore filtration–making both gas turbines and the filtration systems that protect them. We’re excited to launch the new AltairSystem3 and use our industry expertise to help give our customers better protection and smarter, more efficient solutions.”

About GE

GE is a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company that’s built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide. GE serves the energy sector by developing and deploying technology that helps make efficient use of natural resources. With 60,000 global employees and 2009 revenues of $37 billion, GE Energy www.ge.com/energy is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies. The businesses that comprise GE Energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas – work together to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.

For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.ge.com GE is imagination at work.

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For more information, please contact:

Michelle Navedo GE Energy Services + 1 816-313-4663 michelle.navedo@ge.com

Gina DeRossi or Howard Masto Masto Public Relations +1 518 786 6488 gina.derossi@mastopr.com howard.masto@ge.com

Underscoring its Commitment to Cleaner Energy Solutions, GE Dedicates $45 Million, Eco-Friendly Renewable Energy Global Headquarters

Underscoring its Commitment to Cleaner Energy Solutions, GE Dedicates $45 Million, Eco-Friendly Renewable Energy Global Headquarters

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—February 1, 2010Signaling its continuing commitment to developing and delivering cleaner, more efficient energy solutions for the world, GE (NYSE:GE) today officially dedicated a $45 million Renewable Energy Global Headquarters in Schenectady, N.Y.

“The dedication of our new, state-of-the-art global headquarters represents our ongoing mission to provide renewable energy solutions that will help meet both the world’s energy and environmental needs,” said Victor Abate, vice president, renewable energy for GE Power & Water. “It also stands as an important symbol of the rapid growth and success of our renewable energy business. When we entered the wind energy industry in 2002, it was a $200 million business for us. Today it has grown significantly, with revenues topping $6 billion.”

The event also marked the installation of GE’s 13,500th wind turbine globally, further demonstrating the continued growth of GE’s renewable energy business. GE is the largest supplier of wind turbines in North America, and the company’s 1.5-megawatt wind turbine is the most widely used wind turbine in the world. GE’s global installed fleet now generates enough electricity to power nearly 6 million U.S. homes.

The establishment of the Renewable Energy Global Headquarters has spurred the creation of more than 650 new jobs in Schenectady, 150 more than originally anticipated and a year ahead of schedule.

Without long-term, supportive policy, however, the continued growth of the U.S. wind industry could be jeopardized, noted Abate. “The establishment of a federal renewable electricity standard (RES) with strong, near term goals, would provide the stability and support needed to encourage investors and drive growth in the U.S. wind industry,” he said. “This ongoing growth would continue the momentum experienced by the industry over the last several years, creating needed U.S. manufacturing jobs.”

Abate urged Congress to heed President Obama’s call during the State of the Union address to pass a comprehensive energy and climate bill that could help create jobs and make America energy independent. “If our elected officials, the public and the energy industry work together, the U.S. can provide the global leadership needed to solve the world’s clean energy challenges and create American jobs,” Abate said.

GE’s new Renewable Energy Global Headquarters meets federal Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building standards and will be 20% more energy efficient than required by New York State building standards. Features include low-water faucets and improved insulation, energy efficient hot water boilers and air conditioning system, energy efficient, larger windows and bike racks and preferred parking for hybrid vehicles.

A 48-kilowatt GE solar system installed nearby helps to power the building, and a four-story atrium houses a scale model wind turbine and interactive displays featuring GE’s renewable energy technologies. A state-of-the-art Remote Operations Center is one of two global facilities that provides continuous monitoring and diagnostic services for GE’s installed base of wind turbines and solar power electronics.

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About GE

GE is a diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company that’s built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.

GE serves the energy sector by developing and deploying technology that helps make efficient use of natural resources. With 60,000 global employees and 2009 revenues of $37 billion, GE Energy www.ge.com/energy is one of the world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies. The businesses that comprise GE Energy – GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas – work together to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels.

For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.ge.com GE is imagination at work.

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Milissa Rocker GE Power & Water +1 518 385 2381 milissa.rocker@ge.com

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China Selects GE Technology Again to Support Rapid Growth in Wind Energy Sector

China Selects GE Technology Again to Support Rapid Growth in Wind Energy Sector

Three Projects with HECIC New Energy will Add 132 MW to China’s Renewable Energy Capacity 

SCHENECTADY, NY — Jan. 12, 2010 GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that it has signed contracts to supply 88 wind turbines to HECIC New Energy Co., Ltd, one of China’s leading wind energy developers, for three new projects in Hebei and Shanxi Provinces. The projects will support the rapid growth of wind energy investments in China, which today is the world’s fourth largest producer of wind power.

China’s plan to add 150 gigawatts of installed wind power capacity by 2020 would require it to install approximately 11.5 gigawatts of installed wind power capacity per year from 2009-2020.

The new wind farms will add 132 megawatts of installed wind power capacity for China, which currently ranks fourth, behind only the United States, Germany and Spain in wind power production. According to the Global Wind Energy Council, China continued its rapid growth in wind energy in 2008 by doubling its installed capacity to 12.2 gigawatts.

To date GE has committed to supply 895 units of 1.5-MW wind turbines to China, in support of the country’s aggressive renewable energy program. China is aiming to increase power generation from renewable sources to 15 percent of the nation’s total by 2020. To achieve this, China will need to strengthen development on solar, wind and biomass energy.

“The development of wind power is a key economic growth area for China and plays a critical role in achieving our national target to increase to 150 gigawatts of installed wind energy capacity by 2020,” said Dr. Cao Xin, General Manager of HECIC New Energy Co., Ltd. “As a corporate citizen of China, our strategy is to apply the most advanced and reliable technology and technological expertise for every project that will help China reach its goal of achieving clean energy.”

“China is rapidly emerging as one of the world’s largest markets for wind power technology,” said Victor Abate, Vice President-Renewables for GE Power & Water. “We are committed to helping our Chinese customers develop the country’s vast potential for clean, wind-generated power, which will enable China to meet both its growing energy and environmental responsibilities.”

GE’s 1.5-megawatt wind turbine is the most reliable and widely deployed wind turbine in the global wind industry today. More than 12,000 of these machines have been installed for projects worldwide. In 2008, HECIC New Energy Co., Ltd purchased 66 of the machines for projects for which commissioning has been completed. The wind turbines for the HECIC New Energy projects will be equipped with Low Voltage Ride-Through and Wind Farm Management Systems, which are advanced and grid- friendly connection technologies, enhancing reliability and stability of the wind turbine.

GE’s support of China’s wind industry is just one part of the company’s total commitment to the country. GE started doing business in China as early as 1906 and currently runs 36 wholly owned or joint venture companies in China ranging from manufacturing, service, research and development, financial services and sourcing, with a total workforce of over 13,000.

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About HECIC New Energy

HECIC New Energy Co., Ltd. (HECIC NEW ENERGY) was established in 2006 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hebei Construction & Investment Group Co., Ltd (HECIC).

HECIC NEW ENERGY is a professional company engaged in new energy undertakings. By adopting advanced technology and equipments as well as scientific management methods, it develops and utilizes wind, solar and nuclear energy, supplies clean electric power, adjusts industrial structure to maintain the healthy and sustainable development of the national economy and create social and economic benefits.

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For more information, contact:

Milissa Rocker GE Energy +1 518 385 2381 Milissa.rocker@ge.com

Ken Darling or Howard Masto Masto Public Relations +1 518 786 6488 kenneth.darling@ge.com howard.masto@ge.com