GE Energy is to supply a 30 MW aeroderivative gas turbine to Peak Oilfield Service Company of Anchorage, Alaska for use at the Anchorage Municipal Light and Power (ML&P) plant.

The installation represents the first aeroderivative peaking and intermediate duty plant for the Alaskan municipality market, GE claims.

The new gas turbine will replace ML&P’s older, industrial frame equipment, which is not designed for peaking use.

GE Energy is scheduled to ship the LM2500+PR in December 2006 and commercial operation is expected to begin in May 2007. Natural gas will serve as the primary fuel.