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GE Gas Turbines Will Replace Coal at Colorado Plant

February 10, 2021

The plan to retire the last coal-fired units at a power plant in Colorado has moved a step closer to completion, with the announcement that Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) has chosen General Electric (GE) technology to keep the plant operating at least temporarily as a gas-fired facility.

GE on Feb. 10 announced that six of the company’s advanced 34-MW LM2500XPRESS aeroderivative gas turbine packages will be deployed at the 208-MW Martin Drake plant in downtown Colorado Springs, one of the last operating urban coal-fired plants in the U.S. It’s the first time GE will install the technology in North America.

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