The world’s largest electricity generator is trying to solve the biggest electricity challenge of all: how to produce electricity that’s 100 percent clean, without relying on toxic or polluting fuels.
In a video that’s going viral and has been viewed more than 12 million times, GE Energy CEO Jim McAlister talks about how he has successfully used the same technology to power the entire GE Power Plant in South Carolina.
In the video, McAlison shows off a variety of different power plant design that’s designed to optimize the electrical generation that goes into a wind turbine, to generate the electricity that goes off of the turbines’ blades.
He also explains that the turbines can also produce clean, renewable energy with a lot less CO2 emissions than the energy produced by fossil fuels.
McAlison is the latest CEO to make such a big deal about clean energy.
In May, Elon Musk announced plans to build a massive wind farm in the Nevada desert.
But when I asked Musk about the GE Power Project, he replied, “We are going to build the biggest, most efficient power plant on the planet.”
This week, McAdoo announced that the company has also signed an agreement to purchase the world’s first 100-megawatt wind farm, which will be built near the Ohio River.
McAdoo said that he’s been working with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Renewable Energy (OREE), which oversees the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), since 2017.
He said that his company has received more than 1,000 applications for the project, and that he has secured commitments from the federal government and other partners.
The GE Power plant will be powered by natural gas, and the plant will also be powered entirely by renewable energy.
McAdee said that the project will generate the equivalent of 6 percent of the U,S.
power demand from renewables, which could be enough to power about 300,000 homes.
McAuliffe also announced a $5 billion investment to help build wind farms in Virginia, Georgia, and New York, and to buy up to 100 million square feet of land.