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    GE, Edra start CCGT in Malaysia

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The largest combined cycle power plant in the country adds more than 2.2 GW of electricity to the national grid.

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GE, Edra start CCGT in Malaysia

GE and Edra Energy have started commercial operations at a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in Alor Gajah, Malacca, Malaysia, GE said on April 4 in a statement.

The largest combined cycle power plant in the country adds more than 2.2 GW of electricity to the national grid, providing up to 10% of Malaysia's power needs, GE said. In addition, GE provided Edra with a host of solutions including the core power plant equipment, and a service agreement to manage the project’s lifecycle.

In Malaysia, total energy consumption continues to grow: according to Energy Watch’s current projections, Malaysia’s electricity demand is expected to grow from approximately 18.8 GW in 2020 to over 24 GW by 2039, GE said.

The new plant consists of three generating blocks capable of generating over 745 MW per block, each including a GE 9HA.02 gas turbine, a STF-D650 steam turbine, a W88 generator and a heat recovery steam generator.