Montana-Dakota Utilities to install GE gas turbine to generate peak power

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU) will install a GE (NYSE: GE) 7E 3-series gas turbine, formerly known as 7EA, adjacent to Montana-Dakota’s coal-fired Heskett Generating Station near Mandan, N.D. Operating on pipeline natural gas, the 7E 3-series will generate 88 MW of power when it begins commercial service in 2014.

Since introducing the 7E 3-series gas turbine more than 40 years ago, GE has continued to update and improve the technology, positioning it to meet the changing needs of the energy industry. The 7E 3-series gas turbine features low emissions. Operating with GE’s Dry Low NOx combustion technology, the 7E 3-series can achieve low emissions, enabling users to meet today’s increasingly stringent air quality standards.

Created in 1924 to serve a handful of small communities, Montana-Dakota has grown into a large regional energy supplier. Today, it is a division of MDU Resources Group, Inc., a diversified natural resource company based in Bismarck, N.D. (NYSE: MDU). Montana-Dakota provides retail natural gas and/or electric service to parts of Montana, North and South Dakota and Wyoming.

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