Digital Energy Protection & Control Innovations
Ensuring the integrity of the world's power systems
GE is anticipating the energy challenges of tomorrow by providing Smart Grid products and services today. From generation to transmission and end use, GE products optimize the efficiency, reliability, and security of the electrical grid. We have the vision, experience, and resources needed to realize the Smart Grid quickly and cost-effectively.
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Generator
Digital Energy provides smart grid solutions beginning at the electrical energy generation sites. From protecting and controlling small to large utility generators, to ensuring safe interconnection of wind and solar generation, and facilitating seamless transfer to backup power systems, Digital Energy provides solutions that increase power grid reliability.
 Asset Protection & Control
 • Generator Protection
G60, G30, 489
 • Generator Protection Panels
GPP
 • Plant System Optimization
PMCS, C90Plus
Distributed Generation Management
•  Wireless Trip Control for DG
DGT Wireless Transfer Trip
•  Advanced Load Shedding & Restoration
C90Plus
•  Backup Power & Fast Power Transfer
UPS, ATS, TVSS, PSG
Microgrid Control
•  Optimized Generation & Grid Interconnect
Relays F60, C30
•  Load Management / Load Shedding
Relays C90Plus, F35
•  Wireless LAN Extension
Mercury, iNET-II, entraNET

   
N60 Network Stability and Synchrophasor Measurement System
MDS Wireless Communications
Many remote communities need to produce and manage all of the power required to support their loads. Providing the means to monitor the load of the entire system and optimize and dispatch the different types of generation available to meet load requirements is needed to reduce the overall electricity operating costs. The GE Microgrid Control System uses power generation information to select the most cost effective method of providing uninterrupted supply, while also providing the ability to control and optimize generation, storage and delivery of cleaner power.
   
DGT Distributed Generation Transfer Trip
Connecting Distributed Generation (DG) to the grid is required to meet the growing demand for power, while reducing carbon emissions produced by traditional coal generating stations. GE Digital Energy’s DGT enables the safe connection of Distributed Generation to the grid. Our fast, 2-way wireless network sends emergency disconnect signals from the utility to distributed generation sites. Trip confirmation status is returned back to the utility control center. This wireless infrastructure reduces communications costs while ensuring safe interconnection to the grid.

Generator
Our solutions increase reliability and optimization allowing utilities to monitor synchrophasor information, providing demand response initiatives to manage the overall power system. Digital Energy enables remedial action schemes, wide area protection, and fault and disturbance analysis tools which increase utility system reliability and customer service.
Asset Protection & Control
    • Transmission Line Protection
  L90, L60, L30, D90Plus, D60
    •  Transformer Protection
  T60, T35, SR745
 
 
Reliability Optimization
•  Remedial Action Schemes
  N60
•  Wide Area Communications
JungleMUX Multiplexers
 
 
Grid Visualization
•  Synchrophasor Measurement
D90Plus, D60, L90, N60
•  Wireless LAN Extension
Mercury, iNET-II, entraNET
•  Fiber Optic Communications
JungleMUX Multiplexers
Digitizing Primary Equipment
•  Breakers & Disconnect
Switch Protection
HardFiber, C60, C90Plus
•  Transformer Protection
HardFiber, T60

   
N60 Network Stability and Synchrophasor Measurement System
JungleMUX SONET Multiplexer
Smart transmission networks require a self-healing grid that identifies blackouts in the network and automatically re-routs power to the effected areas. GE Digital Energy’s solution detects outages and automatically reconfigures the network in real-time. GE’s JungleMux multiplexers create the communications backbone with a secure high-speed network. Over this network GE’s Multilin N60s share real-time information and intelligently shed load, or identify if additional generation is available elsewhere in the system and re-rout this available power to the blacked out areas.
   
   HardFiber System
   IEC61850 Process
   Bus Solution
The HardFiber Process Bus System represents a true breakthrough in the installation and ownership of protection and control systems, by reducing the overall labor required for substation design, construction, and testing. This solutions eliminates miles of expensive copper wires and thousands of individual terminations by using fiber optic cables. This reduces the labor required to upgrade or construct power substations by up to 50%.  

Generator
Digital Energy enables the efficient recovery of distribution system networks via fault isolation, sectionalization and power system restoration schemes. Digital Energy improves safety through the detection of fallen power lines and damaged underground cables with the use of Downed Conductor (Hi-Z) Detection and Incipient Cable Fault Detection.
Asset Protection Power Distribution Safety Distribution Automation Fault Diagnostics & Analytics
Transformer Protection Downed Conductor Detection Wireless Data Acquisition Fault Diagnostics
  T60, T35, SR745   F60   SD4   F60, F35, F650, SR750, SR735
Distribution Feeder Protection Arc Flash Mitigation Wireless LAN Extension Power Quality Analytics
  F35, F650, SR350   F60, F35, F650, SR750, SR350   Mercury, iNET-II, entraNET   PQM II, EMP9000
    Underground Cable Fault Detection Fault Isolation & Sectionalization    
      F60   F60, F35, SR350    
        Power Restoration & Reclosers    
          URC, iNET-II, Mercury    
 

   
F60
Feeder Protection System
Detecting live downed power lines, which can cause fires and safety hazards, is a key requirement for a safer smart grid. GE Multilin’s Hi-Impedance Fault detection technology, developed over the past 20 years, provide utilities with the ability to detect when power lines have been knocked loose by falling trees branches or had their supporting poles knocked down by storms or vehicle accidents. Using a Safety-first approach, distribution utilities have the ability to detect and shut down these power lines before emergency and repair personnel approach these dangerous zones.
   
   URC Controller
Digital Energy enables the efficient recovery of distribution system networks via fault isolation, sectionalization and power system restoration schemes. GE’s Recloser Control System (URC) provides an intelligent, high speed and reliable DAS solution that enables fast service restoration and reduces customer outages. Our high speed, wireless capability provides peer to peer communications, enabling each URC to make intelligent decisions and respond quickly and efficiently to interruptions.  

Generator
Digital Energy provides solutions for Industrial, Commercial and Microgrid applications featuring communications that enable efficient control of the electrical protection system. Digital Energy enables demand side management in order to maximize overall plant efficiency, and delivers in-depth system analysis via Asset Monitoring.
Asset Protection & Control Reliability Optimization Demand Side Management Asset Monitoring
   •  Motor & Generator Protection  Submetering & Cost Allocation  Peak Demand Shaving  Motor & Breaker Diagnostics
   M60, SR469, G60, SR489    PMCS, Viewpoint Monitoring,    PMCS, Viewpoint Monitoring, PQM II    Viewpoint Monitoring, PMCS
   •  Arc Flash Protection    EPM4000  Load Shedding & Power Restoration  Communications
   F60, F35, F650, SR750, SR735  Power Quality & Consumption    PMCS, C90Plus    SD4, iNET-II, Mercury Wireless
      Monitoring Backup Power & Generation Dispatch    
   Automatic Meter Infrastructure    PMCS, Viewpoint Monitoring,    UPS, ATS, TVSS, PSG    
• Wireless Communications    PQM II, EPM6000  Power Factor Correction    
 Enabling AMI        PMCS, PQM II    
  Mercury 3650          
   
C90Plus
Automation Logic
Controller
PMCS
Energy Management
Controller
Digital Energy’s Load Shedding solution keeps critical processes running. The system utilizes C90 Automation Logic Controllers and the PMCS Energy Management System to identify when there are disruptions to the utility power supply, resulting in a shortage of power required to supply loads. Then, the system dynamically and safely sheds the least critical loads. This ensures that processes essential to production are unaffected, thereby reducing the costs associated with downtime.