Aerospace technology aids Australia’s transition to renewable energy

ge.com - 02-19

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Jet engines are subject to rapid-changes in power demands — revving exponentially up and turning on a sixpence to ramp down again. Technology derived from those engines is proving a perfect companion to Australia’s burgeoning intermittent renewable-energy supply: aeroderivative gas turbines ramp faster than the Roaring Forties into zephyr-less intervals, they’re instantly responsive to cloud cover over the Pilbara, and coolly cope with air-con hour on Australia’s summer grid.