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GE to upgrade Indiana power plant

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World Coal,

GE has announced that it will supply its advanced wastewater treatment equipment for an upgrade of Indianapolis Power & Light Company’s (IPL) Petersburg Generating Station. GE will provide its brine concentration technology to treat flue gas desulfurisation (FGD) wastewater discharge. This will enable IPL to meet its US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements.

“IPL is taking steps to meet current Indiana water quality standards, as included in the facility’s NPDES permit, by incorporating brine concentration (evaporation) technology at our Petersburg Generating Station. This technology will also ensure compliance with the US EPA’s final Effluent Limitation Guideline, or ELG, regulation,” said Shams Chishti, Director of Environmental Construction, Indianapolis Power & Light Company. “Our company remains focused on cleaner, affordable and more efficient generation options, and this project will help eliminate the FGD wastewater discharged into the environment and recycle water for reuse in a manner compliant with the final ELG regulation.”

Located in Pike County, Indiana, the Petersburg Generating Station is a 1760 MW coal-fired power plant. GE will provide the equipment to Indiana Water Partners (IWP), the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project.

The Petersburg Generating Station will be enhanced with GE’s technology solution for FGD wastewater, scrubber blowdown equipment, softening clarifiers, thermal brine concentrators and associated auxiliary equipment. The new treatment system is anticipated to begin commercial operation in 2017.

“Indianapolis Power & Light Company will eliminate FGD liquid discharge to waterways to meet current state water quality standards, which will ensure compliance with the final ELG regulation,” said Kevin Cassidy, global leader, engineered systems—water and process technologies for GE Power. “Our FGD wastewater treatment solution offers power plants maximum flexibility to treat FGD wastewater generated from any type of coal.”

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