GE Cogeneration Systems to Install Beijing Data Center for CNPC
GE (NYSE: GE) today announced China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC ) will install five of GE's ecomagination-qualified, Jenbacher cogeneration systems at a new data center that CNPC is building in the Beijing district of Changping. The new power facility will be the first cogeneration plant built in China that will meet an industrial data center's on-site cooling and heating requirements.
Powered by five of GE's 3.34-megawatt (MW) J620 Jenbacher cogeneration units, the 16.7-MW combined cooling and heating power plant (CCHP) will offer a total efficiency of up to 85 percent to minimize the data center's energy costs. The power plant's electricity also will support the regional grid.
CNPC is building the data center to support its new Technology Innovation Base in the National Independent Innovation Park in Changping. The Technology Innovation Base is the company's center for petroleum engineering technology research and development, innovation and testing, product development and mechanical manufacturing.
CNPC is the final energy consumer and Beijing Gas Energy Investment Company is the owner and operator of the cogeneration plant. China's National Energy Administration Bureau approved the project, which will serve as a model for other data center power projects in China.
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