CNPC to Install GE Cogeneration Systems to Provide Beijing Data Center with Critical Power Supply

  CNPC to Install GE Cogeneration Systems to Provide Beijing Data Center with
  Critical Power Supply

Business Wire

BEIJING -- January 16, 2013

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.

“Our Changping data center equipment has specific power requirements, which is
why we selected GE’s cogeneration technology that has a proven record of
reliability around the world,” said Mr. Zhao Jianwei, general manager of
Beijing Gas Energy Investment Company. “Our project also supports China’s
National Energy Administration goal to build more distributed energy
facilities that increase regional energy security and cleaner air.”

The Changping data center power plant is China’s largest gas engine CCHP
project and is part of CNPC’s broader initiative to expand its network of
remote data centers to strengthen the company’s business operations and
emergency backup capabilities.

The cogeneration plant will offer CNPC significant environmental benefits by
using cleaner-burning natural gas. Cogeneration technologies are considered to
be far more fuel efficient than separate electricity and thermal power

GE will deliver the Jenbacher units by the end of April 2013. Commercial
start-up is scheduled for the end of 2013.

The project illustrates the breadth of GE’s solutions for mission-critical
data centers.

“GE’s Jenbacher cogeneration technology offers the highest availability and
critical load management capacity to support CNPC’s operational and backup
energy security requirements,” said Karl Wetzlmayer, general manager of gas
engines for power generation—GE Power & Water.

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