Tamarete Energia has opened its new 104MW combined cycle power plant, powered by GE’s aeroderivative gas turbine technology, in the province of Chieti in Abruzzo, Italy.

GE’s flexible gas turbine technology will help integrate wind and solar energy into the grid and produce environment friendly electrical power.

Under the project, GE supplied two LM6000-PD aeroderivative gas turbine generator packages and one 8-11 MC9 impulse-type, geared steam turbine-generator to the engineering, procurement and construction contractor of the plant, STC.

Tamerete Energia CEO Roberto Barbano said high operational flexibility, efficiency and reliability are essential to ensure economic success in Italy’s diverse power segment.

"GE’s technology allows us to experience less wear and tear on our components, a longer equipment lifespan and low maintenance costs because it enables flexible operation," Barbano added.

"This type of flexible power generation helps to better meet the needs of the grid with stable, reliable energy."

The combined cycle power plant is expected to produce sufficient electricity to power around 34,500 homes.