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GE’s g3 technology to be used in Norway

  • 10 months ago (2021-09-15)
  • David Flin
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GE Renewable Energy ’s Grid Solutions business has been awarded a contract by Norwegian utility Elvia to deliver an SF6-free substation in Heggedal near Oslo, Norway. The contract will involve GE’s g3 technology, with g3 being an alternative gas to SF6, which has a global warming potential (GWP) 99 per cent lower than that of SF6.

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The project includes the design, engineering, delivery, erection, and commissioning of six bays of GE’s F-35-41g 145 kV g3 insulated switchgear, along with the associated electrical balance of plant.

Espen Bostadlokken, Commercial Leader for the Nordics region at GE’s Grid Solutions, said: “Our contract with Elvia demonstrates that utility operators are becoming increasingly aware of their environmental footprint and the impact it has on their community and the world around them.”