News & Events


GTA Announcements & Press Releases

Sal DellaVilla - Managing Director of GTA Provides Guest Commentary to Recent Issue of Combined Cycle Journal: Future Shock, Where are we, where are we heading?

"Control the waves of change or be overtaken by them.  We need to heed this message.  Climate change is real.  Addressing this major global challenge means embracing the best mix of energy technologies.  Gas-turbine technology, now and in our future, is a major part of the "Clean Energy Solution."

Sal DellaVilla, Managing Director of the Gas Turbine Association provides commentary in the recently published Combined Cycle Journal - Number 62.

Future Shock - Where are we, where are we heading (Article January 2020).pdf
Carolina Leadership Profile: Gas Turbine Association

December 9, 2019
Sal DellaVilla, Managing Director of the GTA (effective 1 January 2020) was recently profiled in a blog post on the website of the Energy Consumers of the Carolinas.
Energy Industry Executive Appointed as Managing Director of Gas Turbine Association

Press Release October 11, 2019

Energy Industry Executive Appointed as Managing Director of Gas Turbine Association (October 2019).pdf
Guy DeLeonardo, Chairman of GTA quoted in recent Turbomachinery International Article

September 25, 2019
Guy DeLeonardo GM, GE Gas Power Systems & Gas Turbine Association Chairman quoted in recent Turbomachinery International article;

“Technology investment in gas turbomachinery is key to a lower carbon future,”… “An increase of one percentage point in CCPPs in the U.S. is the equivalent in CO2 emissions reduction of taking 2 million cars off the road. In the U.S., three out of four kWh come from fossil fuels and nuclear. Natural gas offers the lowest cost per kW of any generation source.”

Bipartisan Congressmen Recommend Funding for Gas Turbine R&D

March 15, 2016
U.S. Gas Turbine Manufacturers Applaud Congressman Tonko for Supporting More Aggressive Natural Gas Combustion R&D Program

Press Release November 21, 2013

Industry Articles

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: Climate Crisis Will Reshape Finance

This article raises the concept of a “Clean Energy Solution” to the forefront.  Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and pushing toward a Carbon Neutral society is a present reality.  Gas-turbine combined-cycle systems integrate cost effectively with wind, solar, and existing battery storage applications.  These hybrid systems can fill the cyclic, load-following, or peaking-power requirements that intermittent generators are not designed to fill alone.  Investments in gas turbine technologies with improved performance, output, with fuels and operating flexibility provides real returns that can be sustained in the existing market.  Collaboration and integration with renewable technologies is available today, setting a path for clean energy and a carbon neutral outcome. Gas Turbines are part of the “Clean Energy Solution”.
The Future of Power Generation Key Concerns: Plant Flexibility, Loss of Technological Expertise, Deficient R&D Investment and More Stringent Emission Laws
The Turbine Industry Commits to Provide Europe with “"Renewable Gas-Ready” Turbines - EUTurbines
Chuck Schumer: A Bold Plan for Clean Cars

Interesting article from the New York Times, How will Gas Turbines play a role in this? Senator Schumer says “Scientists tell us that to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change, the world needs to be carbon neutral, to have net-zero carbon dioxide emissions – by midcentury” – What are your thoughts on the idea that the Gas Turbine industry has a similar goal? Can we learn anything from watching how the below plan progresses?


Upcoming and Recent Industry Events

ASME Turbo Expo 2020

June 22-26, 2020 London, England
AMRGT - Advanced Manufacturing & Repair for Gas Turbines

Hosted by ASME’s Gas Turbine Segment and IGTI Division, this 2-day symposium, March 3 – 4, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina USA will bring together engineers, designers, researchers, repair professionals and business leaders at companies that design, manufacture, repair and own gas turbines.
POWERGEN International Summit and Exhibition

November 19-21, 2019 New Orleans, LA
ASME Turbo Expo 2019

June 17-21, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology Conference)

September 4-7, 2018 Hamburg, Germany
9th International Gas Turbine Conference

October 2018 Brussels, Belgium

GTA Briefings

May 14, 2019 – Briefing for the House and Senate Staff

Focused on need for increased funding for gas turbine related research, and specifically HR 2659, legislation introduced by Congressmen Tonko (NY) and McKingley (WV).  Staff representatives from 36 Senate and House offices attended.  This is the 4th year GTA has sponsored and organized this event.
Briefing to Congressional and Administration Leaders

Briefing to Congressional and Administration Leaders on fundamentals of gas turbine technology, and opportunities for job creation and economic growth provided by U.S. gas turbine manufacturing.