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March 18, 2014 - Available on steel, hybrid, or space frame towers from 85–139 m tall, 2.75-120 wind turbine utilizes Industrial Internet to analyze tens of thousands of data points every second to promote output and services productivity. Short- and long-term energy storage options enhance wind power predictability, flexibility, and response time through battery software applications. While short-term storage is integrated at turbine level, long-term storage is centralized for wind farm.

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GE Introduces Smart, Powerful 2.75-120 Wind Turbine

Press release date: March 10, 2014

Next-Generation GE Brilliant Turbine Generates 5 Percent More Annual Energy Production than GE’s 2.5-120
Available with Turbine-Integrated or Centralized Energy Storage for More Predictable Wind Power
Various Tower Technologies, Spanning 85-139 Meters, Help Tailor Turbine for Site Conditions

BARCELONA, SPAIN — Today at the European Wind Energy Association’s annual conference, GE (NYSE: GE) announced its 2.75-120 wind turbine, a smarter, more powerful turbine. Part of GE’s brilliant wind platform, the 2.75-120 provides 5 percent more annual energy production than GE’s 2.5-120 model and is available with various tower technologies, ranging between 85-139 meters, and optional energy storage.

“As we accelerate our platform’s growth in Europe, we will continue to invest in technology such as the 2.75-120’s flexible tower and other energy storage options, making GE’s wind turbines more customizable for developers and operators,” said Cliff Harris, general manager of GE’s renewable energy business in Europe.

The 2.75-120 is available on a steel, hybrid or space frame tower, helping to tailor the turbine for unique site conditions and bring wind power to new places across the continent. The range of tower height spans 85-139 meters tall.

Short-term or long-term energy storage is available with the 2.75-120, making wind power more predictable, flexible and fast responding through battery software applications. Short-term storage is integrated at the turbine level and long-term storage is centralized for the wind farm. These options further customize GE’s offering based on-site or operator needs.

The 2.75-120 follows the success of its predecessor, the 2.5-120, announced in February 2013. Forty-four are being supplied to eight new German wind farms. The 2.75-120 is part of GE’s brilliant wind turbine platform and utilizes the power of the Industrial Internet to analyze tens of thousands of data points every second, driving higher output, improving services productivity and creating new revenue streams for customers.

The 2.75-120 wind turbine is part of GE ecomagination—the company’s commitment to technology solutions that save money and reduce environmental impact for customers. In February, GE renewed its commitment to ecomagination announcing it would invest $10 billion additional in research and development by 2020. Part of that investment will go to the work to reduce the cost and increase the output of GE wind turbines to lower wind power generation costs.

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