Providing Fast, Reliable and Secure Communications for Grid Operations
GE is a full-scope provider of operational telecom solutions and dedicated products for electrical power delivery systems. World-wide experience in large turn-key projects has given GE a utility-grade vision of mission-criticality and real-time performance, as well as an outstanding expertise in the migration of critical telecom network infrastructures. This vision, combining telecom technology, network architecture and operational performance, makes GE a reliable partner for providing power system communication networks.
The GE telecom portfolio is composed of advanced but proven technologies adapted for operation in harsh electromagnetic and climatic conditions encountered in different HV plants across the world and type-tested according to international industrial and electrotechnical standards. Complexity is confined into easy-to-use intelligent operational tools allowing error-free site configuration and commissioning without in-depth knowledge of telecom technologies.
Hardware & Software Offering
Network and Service Management
Sentinel: Real-time multivendors telecom system management platform, monitoring of network faults and framework for managing O&M, Quality of Service and User SLA obligations
Protection and Control
Gridcom DIP.net: IEC 61850 teleprotection enabling critical communications for power system automation architectures including substation to substation exchanges
Gridcom DIP: Secure transfer of tripping and blocking commands for Distance Protection over dedicated optical fibers, analog circuits and digital communication channels
HV Powerline Communication
Gridcom T390: Universal analog and/or digital Power Line Carrier for transmission of voice, data, teleprotection and any kind of critical and non-critical signal over HV transmission lines to suit all customer needs
Gridcom TPHF: High frequency teleprotection. A cost effective and narrowband solution to transmit tripping commands through overhead line.
Gridcom LMU: Coupling device is designed to insert and extract PLC signals from high voltage lines under optimum impedance matching
Gridcom TPI: Integrated teleprotection module for Gridcom T390 PLC, ensuring reliable, secure and prompt signalling for a protected power system
Gridcom DXC: Service Multiplexing and Cross-connect Platform integrating HV substation legacy interfaces and new IP routing applications
Gridcom DXC-s and Gridcom MSE: Broadband SDH transmission of information over Optical fibers associated to the HV grid
Gridcom e-DXC: Versatile access and transmission platform with high service optimization
Smart Grid Communication
Powercom: Broadband power line modem with integrated switch designed for communications on medium and low voltage grids
Packetcom: Modular, compact access and aggregation Platform for operational communication networks
Wavecom: Robust wireless routers designed to work under harsh conditions commonly found on substations and industrial applications
Training, Consulting & Support
Training: Extensive series of courses tailored to Power Utility needs
Network Consulting: expert assistance for the definition of target networks and migration paths.
Support: Field Maintenance & Customer Support through world-wide network of telecom dedicated technical skills
Solution Engineering, Platform validation, Deployment and System Integration by experienced Project Managers and Expert teams
Field Commissioning and End-to-end Testing
View the Utilities Communications product brochures and videos under the resources section on the left.
GE's Grid Solutions business serves customers globally with over 17,000 employees in approximately
80 countries. Grid Solutions helps enable utilities and industry to effectively manage electricity from the point of generation to
the point of consumption, helping to maximize the reliability, efficiency and resiliency of the grid.