GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland
Paris, FRANCE – January 16, 2020 – GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) has been awarded a multi-million dollar project for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of onshore and offshore wind substations for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, 12 miles off the Fife coast in Scotland.Learn More
GE to Deliver Turnkey Grid Substation to One of the World’s Largest Desalination Plants in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia; 23 December, 2019: In a significant step in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s water infrastructure, GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business [NYSE: GE] was awarded a contract by ACCIONA to supply designing, manufacturing, construction and commissioning solution in the Red Sea coastal city of Shuqaiq in Saudi ArabiaLearn More
GE's Industry-Leading Portfolio of Synchronous Condensers Celebrates 100th Anniversary
Paris, FRANCE — December 11, 2019 – This year, GE (NYSE: GE) is celebrating its 100-year anniversary of supplying synchronous condenser solutions to utility customers and transmission system operators.Learn More
GE Celebrates Grid Energization Milestone of the Largest and First-of-its-Kind STATCOM Scheme in Europe
Paris, FRANCE — December 11, 2019 – This year, GE (NYSE: GE) is celebrating its 100-year anniversary of supplying synchronous condenser solutions to utility customers and transmission system operators.Learn More
GE Supports Brazil’s Environmental Sustainability with Grid Transformer Technology that Replaces Mineral Oil with Vegetable Oil
São Paulo, Brazil—November 6, 2019— GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE), has signed an agreement with major Brazilian utility company Engie Brasil to expand the company’s Campo Largo II wind farm substation.Learn More
GE Achieves Record Transmission of Power on a Super Energy Highway in India
New Delhi, INDIA and Paris, FRANCE – November 14, 2019 – GE’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE:GE) announced today a new milestone in its Champa-Kurukshetra ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) project in India with the 1,305-km link now capable of transmitting 4,500 MW of electricity.Learn More
GE Expands SF6-free High-Voltage Product Portfolio to Help Cut Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Paris, FRANCE – September 26, 2019 - GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE:GE) today announced plans to invest tens of millions of dollars to expand its range of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)-free high-voltage substation equipment to include all key high-voltage levels by 2025.Learn More
GE’s Static Var Compensator (SVC) Technology Solves Complex Grid Challenges for Customers Around the Globe
Paris, FRANCE — September 10, 2019 — Around the world, electrical transmission grids are facing increasing demand. Today, transmission systems are expected to carry bulk power in ways they were never originally designed to accommodate.Learn More
GE Wins Order to Upgrade India’s West Bengal Grid
Kolkata, INDIA September 04 2019: GE’s Grid Solutions business( NYSE: GE) announced today that it has received a grid upgrade order for West Bengal, a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal with over 91 million inhabitants.Learn More
GE and KAPES Awarded Contract to Complete Final Phase of HVDC Energy Highway to Power South Korea’s Seoul City
SEOUL, Korea — August 28, 2019 – GE’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) has been awarded by KAPES a contract in excess of USD $100 million to complete Korea Electric Power Corporation’s (KEPCO) second and final phase of the Buk Dangjin-Godeok high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link.Learn More
Norwegian Customer Statnett Turns to GE to Solve Increasingly Complex Grid Transmission Challenges
Oslo, Norway — July 18, 2019 – GE's Grid Solutions business [NYSE:GE] today announced its most recent Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) contract win in an ongoing collaboration with Statnett, Norway's electrical transmission system operator.Learn More
GE, ECI Join Forces to Enhance Support of Modern Utility Networks
PETACH TIKVA, ISRAEL and MARKHAM, ON, CANADA – June 20, 2019 – ECI®, a global provider of ELASTIC Network® solutions for service providers, critical infrastructures and data center operators, and GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business, one of the leaders in advanced power system solutions, have announced today their global collaboration.Learn More
GE to Deliver Software for Energy Distribution Management to New Zealand Utilities
Auckland, New Zealand, Jun 19, 2019 – Today, GE Renewable Energy's Grid Solutions business announced plans to help two New Zealand utilities upgrade their traditional Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems with GE’s Advanced Distribution Management Solutions (ADMS).Learn More
GE Upgrades Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais Substation to Meet Growing Transmission Needs
Quebec, CANADA – June 5, 2019 – GE’s Grid Solutions business [NYSE:GE] was awarded a contract to perform key upgrades on Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais substation’s protection and control systems.Learn More
GE & Enppi Partner to Support Growth of Upper Egypt Through Execution of ASORC Substation
Cairo, Egypt; May 15, 2019: Building on more than 40 years of partnership throughout Egypt, GE’s Grid Solutions business (GE: NYSE) was awarded a contract by Engineering for the Petroleum and Process Industries (Enppi) to execute the Assiut Oil Refinery Company’s (ASORC) Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) project.Learn More
GE Showcases g3 Environmentally-Friendly, High-Voltage Switchgear Equipment at Elfack 2019
Göteborg, Sweden — May 7, 2019 — GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE:GE) announced today it is showcasing its F35-145 kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated substation at Elfack in Göteborg, the Nordic’s largest annual trade fair for the electricity and power industry.Learn More
Israel Electric Corporation Awards Contract to GE for HA Gas Turbine Technology
TEL AVIV; April 16, 2019: GE Power (NYSE: GE) announced today that Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), the largest generator and supplier of electricity in Israel, has awarded a contract for the Orot Rabin modernization project to GE, which will include an order for a 9HA.01 heavy duty gas turbine.Learn More
GE Reinforces Commitment to Improve Energy Access in West Africa
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; April 4, 2019 — Today, GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business announced that it has signed two deals to build energy systems in Benin and upgrade three substations in Cote d’Ivoire.Learn More
SSEN Transmission’s sites lead the way with use of new environmentally-friendly gas insulated switchgear
As part of its forthcoming projects at Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire, and New Deer in Aberdeenshire which both start in April, SSEN Transmission has signed a contract with a GE/Amey consortium which will see the installation of GE’s gas-insulated switchgear & busbar utilising g3 gas in place of SF6 (sulphur hexafluoride).Learn More
GE to Modernize Rajasthan’s Transmission Grid with First-of-Its-Kind Advanced Grid Management Project in India
New Delhi, INDIA – March 13, 2019 – GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business today announced that it has been awarded a technology-driven grid modernization project by Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RRVPL) as part of the utility’s roadmap to implement grid initiatives and augmenting renewable energy in the state,Learn More
Grid Customers Facing Increasingly Complex Grid Transmission Systems Turn to GE’s Fixed Series Compensation (FSC) Systems
GE Power’s Grid Solutions business [NYSE:GE] today spotlighted recent Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) wins, specifically related to its industry-leading Fixed Series Compensation (FSC) technology that are helping customers navigate the evolving energy landscape.Learn More
Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) to become hub of information sharing, collaboration and planning to advance dedicated wireless connectivity for an increasingly interconnected and distributed grid
WOODLAND PARK, N.J., Feb. 4, 2019: United in advancing the development and adoption of dedicated wireless broadband networks for utilities, a diverse group of power providers, technology innovators and industry leaders are establishing the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA).Learn More
Iraqi Ministry of Electricity and GE Power celebrate inauguration of Baghdad West North Substation
Baghdad, Iraq - January 23, 2019: Underlining their joint commitment to support the development of Iraq’s power infrastructure, the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity (MoE) and GE Power’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) celebrated the energization of the Baghdad West North substation.Learn More
GE Power and TransnetBW to Ramp Up Transmission Capacity in Southwest Germany
STUTTGART, GERMANY — December 18, 2018: Today, GE Power’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) and the transmission system operator TransnetBW announced that they have signed a contract for a turnkey solution to build the Eichstetten 380 kV substation.Learn More
Stedin and GE Power Mobilize New Technology to Manage Increasing Renewable Generation in the Netherlands
Amsterdam, December 11, 2018 – Today GE (NYSE: GE) and Stedin, one of the leading distribution network operators (DNOs) in the Netherlands, went live with the first European implementation of Transmission Forecast (T-Forecast) software from GE’s Grid Solutions.Learn More
GE to Deliver Turnkey Grid Solution to Support H2V INDUSTRY’s Launch of First-of-its-Kind Green Hydrogen Initiative
Paris, France - December 6, 2018: Addressing the global energy trend for cleaner energy and a reduced carbon footprint, H2V INDUSTRY today announced it has awarded GE Power's Grid Solutions business a contract for the turnkey supply of two 225 kV/30 kV electrical substations.Learn More
GE Power Commissions First-of-its-Kind Kashmir Grid Project Ahead of Schedule to Light Up Over Half a Million Homes in Jammu and Kashmir
New Delhi, India – December 04, 2018 –GE Power’s Grid Solutions business announced the completion of a first-of-its-kind project for a 400/200 kV Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) at Magam village in the Baramulla block of north Kashmir.Learn More
Millennium Challenge Corporation Improves Electricity Access in Malawi with GE Power's Energy Management System (EMS)
Lilongwe, Malawi - December 3, 2018 - Aligning with MCA-M's Infrastructure Development Project, GE Power's Grid Solutions business today announced it has completed the installation and commissioning of the Energy Management (EMS) and telecommunications systems at 26 substations of the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM).Learn More
GE Delivers Turnkey Grid Solution to DG Khan Cement Company to Power One of Pakistan’s Largest Cement Manufacturing Facilities
Karachi, Pakistan; November 29, 2018: GE Power’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) has successfully delivered a turnkey solution to DG Khan Cement Company Limited (DGKCCL), for its new cement plant, one of the largest in the country to date.Learn More
GE wins “Engineering Service Provider of the Year” Award for Maintaining Power Services at India’s IGI Airport
Karachi, Pakistan; November 29, 2018: GE Power’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) has successfully delivered a turnkey solution to DG Khan Cement Company Limited (DGKCCL), for its new cement plant, one of the largest in the country to date.Learn More
GE Power to supply 4 nuclear turbine islands for El Dabaa, Egypt’s first nuclear plant
Baden, Switzerland - October 9, 2018: Today GE Power announced it won the contract to deliver the turbine island equipment for El Dabaa nuclear power plant project in Egypt through AAEM its joint venture with Atomenergomash.Learn More
GE and CGI partner to advance the digital grid of the future
Montréal, Quebec, September 6, 2018 – GE (NYSE:GE), one of the leading providers of digital energy solutions, and CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a global information technology and business consulting services company, announced the signing of an alliance agreement to pursue joint development and implementation opportunities for electric grid software in North America.Learn More
GE Power Launches New Innovations at CIGRE 2018 Including Revolutionary HVDC Control System
Paris, France – August 27, 2018 The role of the grid is experiencing a pivotal change. GE Power's Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) today unveiled product innovations at CIGRE 2018 to address customers' needs to adapt to a more digitalized, decentralized and decarbonized energy landscape.Learn More
GE Power Releases Whitepaper on Digitization of Energy Transmission & Distribution in Africa
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — July 17, 2018 — As Africa faces emerging opportunities to help deliver efficient, affordable and reliable electricity to consumers, GE Power’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) today unveiled a whitepaper on the “Digitization of Energy Transmission & Distribution in Africa.”Learn More
GE Power to Deliver World’s Largest Wide Area Monitoring System
New Delhi, India – July 12, 2018 – GE Power’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) announced today the commissioning of the first leg of the mega grid-stabilization project by handing over what will be the world’s largest Wide Area Monitoring System (WAMS) solution to Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) for the Northern Grid (NR) in India.”Learn More
GE Partners with Ethiopian Electric Power Authority to Deliver 11 HV Substations to Improve Access to Power
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — July 11, 2018 — Aligning with Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan, GE’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE )today announced it has completed a $40M Electricity Transmission System Improvement turnkey project with Ethiopian Electric Power.”Learn More
Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) Signs First Time Contract for GE Power’s Software Technology
Gaborone, Botswana — July 5, 2018 — Aligning with Botswana’s commitment to provide energy users access to affordable energy services and improve its grid efficiency, GE Power’s Grid Solution business (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has signed its first contract with Botswana Power Corporation (BPC).”Learn More
GE Power Revitalizes Sri Lanka’s Electric Grid; Inaugurates State-of-the-Art National System Control Center (NSCC)
Colombo, Sri-Lanka; June 28, 2018: : With the demand for electricity growing, managing Sri Lanka’s increasingly complex power grid has been challenging. GE Power’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) in collaboration with Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).”Learn More
GE Power Launches 1st of its kind Solution to Support Tata Power-DDL’s Efforts to Modernize Delhi’s Electric Grid
New Delhi, India; June 12, 2018: GE Power’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) has launched in India a first-of-its-kind Advanced Distribution Management Solution (ADMS) in collaboration with Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power - DDL), a pioneer in India’s power distribution landscape.”Learn More
GE to Provide Power Cement Limited with Grid Station to Expand Production Capacity
Lahore, Pakistan; April 26, 2018: GE Power’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) was recently awarded a contract by Power Cement Limited (PCL), a company of Arif Habib Group, to design, manufacture and deliver a 132/6.3 kilovolt (kV) air-insulated switchgear (AIS) grid station that will support the organization in their efforts to operate a new manufacturing line. ”Learn More
Eurotunnel and GE Partner to Increase Traffic in Channel Tunnel
FRANCE, March 22, 2018: Eurotunnel has awarded GE Power’s Grid Solutions (NYSE: GE) a contract to supply a Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM), to improve the stabilization of power supply on the catenary traction system of the Channel Tunnel.”Learn More
GE Delivers Fully Integrated Solution to Help ORES Advance Towards a Digitally Enabled Grid
Belgium, February 21, 2018 – Belgium’s Wallonia region will soon move forward with the modernization of the region’s multi-utility operational systems. ”Learn More
KEPCO and GE Sign $320 Million Contract to Build an HVDC Energy Highway to Power South Korea’s Seoul City
Seoul, Korea; February 1, 2018: GE Power (NYSE: GE) has been awarded a $320 million contract through its joint venture, KAPES, by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to provide equipment and expertise to deliver a 4 GW HVDC transmission link from the power complex located East of South Korea.”Learn More
GE and Arenko to Build One of the World’s Largest Energy Storage Facilities in the UK
London, UK – February 5, 2018: GE (NYSE: GE) and Arenko Group (Arenko) are delighted to announce a strategic alliance to build grid scale energy storage systems in the UK.”Learn More
Powering Iraq from North to South: Ministry of Electricity and GE Sign $400 Million Contract to Build 14 Electric Substations
Baghdad, Iraq - November 22, 2017: The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity (MoE) has signed an agreement worth over $400 million with GE Power (NYSE: GE) to develop 14 electric substations on a turnkey basis and supply critical equipment such as transformers, circuit breakers and other outdoor equipment to rehabilitate existing substations.”Learn More
GE’s new Badr substation in Egypt connects 1.5 GW to the grid and will play a strategic role in the future Egypt-Saudi Arabia Interconnection Project
Cairo, Egypt; October 31, 2017: GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has completed building and connecting the Badr substation in Egypt to the national grid; the Badr substation is located in the north-eastern Cairo Governorate, for the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC).”Learn More
GE Upgrades Main Power Grid in Oslo and Akershus to Boost Electricity Capacity and Security
Oslo – September 27, 2017 – GE Power (NYSE: GE) will provide a new substation as part of Statnett's upgrade of the main power grid in Oslo and Akershus.”Learn More
GE to Manufacture Turkey's Largest Generator Transformer at its Gebze Factory
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – September 26, 2017 – GE (NYSE: GE) will manufacture Turkey's largest generator transformer for TERNA SA (member of GEK TERNA Group) at its Power Transformers factory in Gebze.”Learn More
GE inaugurates its new Bucharest software center to support local growth
The SWS center was established in 2011 as part of the global Grid Solutions (SWS) center of excellence. GE Power's Grid Solutions serves customers globally with over 19,000 employees in approximately 80 countries.”Learn More
NGCP partners with GE on the new Hermosa 500kV transmission line and substation
Manila — August 1, 2017 – GE (NYSE: GE) announced today its partnership with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) for the new 500kV transmission line project and substation located in Hermosa, Bataan.”Learn More
Converter platform DolWin gamma installed at sea DolWin3 offshore grid connection reaches an important milestone
Bayreuth/Mannheim, 11 July 2017 – TenneT and GE (NYSE: GE) have reached a major milestone with the successful installation of the DolWin3 offshore converter station in the south-western German North Sea, approximately 80 kilometers from land.”Learn More
GE and Southern California Edison Debut World's First Battery-Gas Turbine Hybrid
California, USA - April 17, 2017 GE (NYSE: GE) and Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International (NYSE: EIX) company, today unveiled the world's first battery-gas turbine hybrid system in Norwalk, California.”Learn More
GE substations to strengthen power infrastructure in Southern Region of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - April 03, 2017: National Grid SA entered a contract with GE (NYSE: GE) to support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in meeting the growing demand for electricity by supplying four new electricity substations on a turnkey basis and upgrade four others, in Southern Region.”Learn More
GE and Power Grid strengthen the grid for half a billion people in India
Champa, India – March 27, 2017 – The first step of a two-phased project designed to address the growing power needs of India's northern region is now energized.”Learn More
GE helps ArcelorMittal Tubarão improve production availability
São Paulo - March 16th 2017 GE Energy Connections (NYSE: GE) is helping ArcelorMittal Tubarão improve its productivity and reduce downtime.”Learn More
KEPCO – GE sign an MOU to cooperate to lead digital solutions for HVDC
Seoul - March 13, 2017 Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and GE announced today that they have signed an MOU to establish infrastructure for High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) in Bitgaram Energy Valley in Naju city.”Learn More
GE Inaugurates Redhill (Stafford) Manufacturing Facility, UK
Stafford - February 9, 2017 GE Energy Connections (NYSE: GE) inaugurates its new Redhill Grid Automation manufacturing facility in Stafford, UK in the presence of Stafford MP, Jeremy Lefroy.”Learn More
GE to provide National Grid with largest, most stable Utility STATCOM in Europe
PARIS – December 14, 2016 - National Grid has contracted GE Energy Connections (NYSE: GE) to supply its latest Utility STATCOM technology at three different substations along its transmission grid.”Learn More
Hamburg Mitte Substation reaches first milestone with GE Transformers
HAMBURG – December 7, 2016 - Distribution network operator Stromnetz Hamburg GmbH contracted GE Energy Connections (NYSE: GE) with the modernization of its substation Hamburg Mitte in spring 2016.”Learn More
TREDAS and GE launch the first integrated Smart Grid Operation System in Turkey
TURKEY - December 05, 2016 - The distribution network operator of Thrace Region, TREDAS, began a collaboration with GE (NYSE: GE), the world's leading digital industrial company, to minimize power outages and maximize customer satisfaction.”Learn More
ENMAX Selects GE's Next Generation OMS to Deliver Safe, Reliable Electricity
PARIS – Nov 22, 2016 GE is pleased to announce that ENMAX Power Corporation (ENMAX) has selected GE Energy Connections (NYSE: GE) to deliver the Outage Management System (OMS) module of its Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) to enhance the utility's distribution grid operations.”Learn More
GE powers up Qatar's Lusail City with locally designed substation automation and protection
GE Energy Connections' Grid Solutions business has won the contract from L&T for Lusail City, to support seven 66/11kV substations with advanced protection and automation systems. The project will support the electricity needs for nearly 450,000 people who are expected to take up residence in Lusail City.”Learn More
Clean Line Energy and GE Energy Connections join forces for largest clean energy infrastructure project in U.S.
ATLANTA – November 1, 2016 – Clean Line Energy and GE Energy Connections (NYSE: GE) today announced their collaboration in the development of America's largest clean energy infrastructure project, the Plains & Eastern Clean Line.”Learn More
EGAT and GE to collaborate for Thailand's future digital grid
BANGKOK and PARIS – October 28, 2016 The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and GE Energy Connections (NYSE: GE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the collaborative work for the digital services platform to provide EGAT with full visibility of their assets in the transmission network.”Learn More
GE secures over $900 million order for Latin America's largest gas power plant
São Paulo, Brazil, October 27, 2016 – GE (NYSE:GE) today announced it has secured a more than $900 million turnkey order with Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe S.A. (CELSE) for Brazil's Porto de Sergipe combined-cycle power plant.”Learn More
GE and CLEM to step up their collaboration on sustainable mobility for smart cities
PARIS - October 27, 2016 - The start-up CLEM, a French operator specializing in shared electromobility, and GE Energy Connections (NYSE: GE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop and market a sustainable mobility solution that addresses electromobility in smart cities.”Learn More
GE makes its first brilliant factory investment in Turkey in the MENAT region
September 29, 2016, Istanbul – General Electric (GE) contributing to Turkey's economic growth through localization and local innovation, today announced that it will transform its Power Transformers factory in Gebze into the first brilliant factory in the region.”Learn More
Powering the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, IOC Turns to GE to Keep the Games Running for Global Audience
ATLANTA – September 14, 2016 - For 16 days in August, billions of TV and on-line viewers around the world witnessed historic, unforgettable moments of athletic achievement, determination and courage during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.”Learn More
GE to supply power transformers for the world's largest Powerships
ISTANBUL – September 8, 2016 - General Electric (GE) announced that it will supply 16 power transformers to Karpowership, an affiliate of Karadeniz Energy Group to be installed in four Powerships.”Learn More
GE commissions HVDC solution for Brazil-Uruguay Interconnection
PARIS – September 1, 2016 – The Brazil-Uruguay interconnection makes progress. GE (NYSE: GE) has successfully commissioned back-to-back High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) converter facilities as well as extended and equipped existing substations for Interconexiones del Sur (ISUR).”Learn More
GE Addresses Growing Energy Needs
GE’s Grid Solutions business continues to meet growing energy demand in North America with three new contracts valued at approximately $25M for Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System (FACTS) technology.”Learn More
GE Showcases Latest Advances at CIGRE 2016
PARIS – August 19, 2016 – It happens every two years and this year at the 46th International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), held from 22-26 August, GE (NYSE: GE) will unveil its latest technologies from transmission to distribution across its comprehensive portfolio.”Learn More
GE and Singapore Power are innovating the grid for a future ready Singapore
SINGAPORE – August 16, 2016 – The most innovative city in Asia is planning to apply revolutionary technologies to its electrical grid. GE (NYSE: GE) is partnering Singapore Power (SP) to supply an innovative digital substation.”Learn More
GE and Singapore Power are innovating the grid for a future ready Singapore
SINGAPORE – August 16, 2016 – The most innovative city in Asia is planning to apply revolutionary technologies to its electrical grid. GE (NYSE: GE) is partnering Singapore Power (SP) to supply an innovative digital substation.”Learn More
IDC MarketScape Names GE A Leader in Geographic Information Systems Software
ATLANTA—September 25, 2015—Solidifying its position as an industry leader, GE’s (NYSE: GE) Digital Energy business announced it has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: GIS Software for EMEA Utilities 2015 Vendor Assessment (doc #EIRS01X, August 2015). The recognition is part of a report recently published by the organization, which helps information technology professionals, executives and investors make fact-based decision on technology purchases and business strategy. Evaluating buyer perception and GE’s Smallworld Geospatial capabilities against other industry vendors offering similar technology, the findings place GE Digital Energy as a leader in the IDC MarketScape report.Learn More
GE-Led Consortium Wins Manitoba Hydro Contract to Replace Substation in Winnipeg
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – August 12, 2015 – A consortium led by GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) has won a milestone engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Manitoba Hydro to build a new, 66 kilovolt gas-insulated substation (GIS) to help meet Winnipeg’s growing energy needs. The contract, valued at 31.4M CAD is the first substation order for GE’s Digital Energy business in Canada.Learn More
GE Introduces Next-Generation Transformer, Provides Customers Safer, More Environmentally Friendly Transformer for Urban Applications
MONTERREY, MEXICO—July 9, 2015—Helping to improve safety at urban substations, Prolec-GE (NYSE: GE) has announced that it has developed a new power transformer that utilizes a synthetic ester liquid instead of traditional mineral oil. Transformers represent the most significant fire safety challenge in electrical substations. By using a less-flammable synthetic ester liquid as a coolant and dielectric insulator instead of traditional oil, the risks associated with a potential transformer fire are significantly reduced. The synthetic ester has a high flash point, which makes it virtually impossible to sustain a fire once the transformer protections interrupt the electrical arc in the event of a fire.Learn More
GE Software Helps to Modernize Belgium’s Electricity and Gas Grids
GHENT, BELGIUM – June 29, 2015 – GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) has announced that Eandis, the largest distribution operator in Belgium, has implemented and gone live with its PowerOn™ Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS). The software platform enables Eandis, which covers 80 percent of all grid connections in the Flemish region of Belgium, to improve the efficiency and operation of its gas and electric grids as well as its renewable energy integration capabilities.Learn More
GE Raises the Bar with Integrated Condition Monitoring, Diagnostics & Protection for Critical Power & Distribution Transformers
ATLANTA – June 16, 2015 – GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today launched its Multilin™ 845 Transformer Protection System, part of the company’s industry-leading Multilin 8-Series platform of protective relay devices, which includes the 850 Feeder Protection System and the 869 Motor Protection System. Helping customers to better manage the performance and longevity of their critical power and distribution substation transformers, GE’s Multilin 845 protection system offers an integrated approach to both electrical and dissolved gas analysis (DGA) transformer monitoring and diagnostics, enabling comprehensive asset management – the first solution in the industry to do this.Learn More
GE Anticipates Solar Industry Needs, Helps Customers Optimize Grid Infrastructure
ATLANTA – June 3, 2015 – Anticipating the solar industry’s need for higher transformer capacities, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) announced today an expansion to its PROLEC-GE Solar Pad-Mounted Transformer portfolio. The new solar unit, designed to extend scope capabilities from 2 megavolt amperes (MVA) to 2.8 MVAs for dual low-voltage winding and from 3 MVAs to 4 MVAs for single low-voltage winding, demonstrates one more way GE is helping customers effectively navigate the solar market – expected to grow at an annual rate of about 13 percent over the next several years.Learn More
GE Expertise, Technology Strengthen Vietnam’s Electricity Backbone
HOA BINH, VIETNAM – May 11, 2015 – Today, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE), a business subsidiary of General Electric, announced it successfully upgraded and energized 14 of the 18 series capacitor banks at the Da Nang – Ha Tinh, Phu Lam – Pleiku and, most recently, the Nho Quan – Ha Tinh transmission lines. The upgrade marks the latest project milestone for the company, which has continuously been advancing Vietnam’s 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission lines – the “backbone” of Vietnam’s North-to-South power transmission – for four years.Learn More
GE Helps Terna Rete Italia Improve Grid Resiliency and Integrate Renewable Energy More Efficiently
BILBAO, SPAIN – May 4, 2015 – GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced a milestone deal with Terna Rete Italia, Italy’s transmission system operator, to help it deliver more reliable power to businesses and residences across the country while and to more efficiently integrating renewable energy. With 63,500 kilometers of high-voltage power lines, Terna was looking for a solution that could help it easily gather real-time data from the power grid to detect potential faults or disturbances on the grid and to take corrective actions to prevent outages.Learn More
GE Improves Wind Farm Efficiency with New Design Optimization Service
ATLANTA - April 28, 2015 - When planning a wind plant, collector cable systems play a critical role in how efficiently power can be delivered from the point of generation to the grid. An optimal collector system design can help minimize electrical losses, cable and trenching costs and substation configuration costs. The new Wind Collector Optimization Service from GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) uses grid intelligence to help utilities, developers and contractors better plan the layout of their wind farm by providing an in-depth look at possible collector cable configurations and the benefits and drawbacks of each. With this information, system design can be optimized to reduce start-up costs and improve operational efficiency.Learn More
GE’s Energy Consulting Business Recognized on Earth Day with Multiple Awards for Its Renewable Integration Work
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – April 22, 2015 – Today, GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) is being recognized with two 2015 Annual Achievement Awards from the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) for its leadership in the segment of renewables integration in utility applications. GE is receiving the awards today at UVIG’s Spring Technical Workshop and Annual Meeting – which is being held April 21-23 in Minneapolis.Learn More
Gartner Names GE Energy Management a Leader in 2015 “Magic Quadrant” Report for Advanced Distribution Management Systems
ATLANTA — March 31, 2015 — GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has been named as one of the industry’s leading providers of advanced distribution management systems (ADMS) by Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. This position was stated in a recent report issued by Gartner* where it analyzed the capabilities of 10 vendors that offer ADMS solutions.Learn More
GE Helps UK Power Distributor Minimize Downtime with Latest Automated Power Restoration System
ATLANTA - March 6, 2015 - Today, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) announced that UK Power Networks—the U.K.’s largest power distribution company—is the first to implement its latest release of its Automated Power Restoration System (APRS) on a live system. UK Power Networks will be deploying this latest innovative technology, a module of GE’s PowerOn advanced distribution management system (ADMS), across its high-voltage networks in London, the Southeast and East Anglia throughout this year.
GE’s Mobile Software Utilizes Big Data to Reduce Downtime and Restore Power Faster after Severe Storms
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – March 3, 2015 – When major events such as severe storms knock the power out, expedited utility response times are crucial to ensure utility customers’ well-being and timely restoration. Critical information must be seamlessly exchanged between the utility’s grid management solution – such as its outage management system (OMS) – and its field workers who are assessing networks and repairing the damage. The new PowerOn™ Response software from GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) does just that. By simultaneously integrating field and OMS data, a utility will have a much clearer picture of where network damage exists, enabling repair crews to dramatically speed up the process of getting the power back on.
GE Empowers Utilities, Telecommunications and Industries to Build a More Resilient Grid with Data-Driven Software Solutions
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – March 2, 2015 – The forces of population growth, urbanization, climate change, surging energy demand and dwindling resources are reshaping how the world thinks about power. As these pressures intensify, so do the obstacles utilities, telecommunications and industries must overcome to deliver always-on, reliable electricity, including unplanned outages, optimization of existing grid assets and grid congestion.
GE to Supply Its Advanced Distribution Management System to Reykjavik Energy to Help Modernize Iceland’s Electricity Grid
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – February 17, 2015 – Helping to modernize and optimize the utility grid in Iceland, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE:GE) today announced that it will provide Reykjavik Energy – Iceland’s largest utility company – with its PowerOn™ Advantage advanced distribution management system (ADMS). The addition of GE’s grid software will enable Reykjavik Energy to reduce operational costs while also improving functionality and the quality of the power it supplies to the Reykjavik population.
Dominican Republic’s CEPM and GE to Modernize Punta Cana’s Electrical Grid
SAN DIEGO – February 4, 2015 – GE (NYSE: GE) has been selected by Consorcio Energético Punta Cana Macao (CEPM) – a standalone electrical utility, generating, transmitting and distributing electricity in the exclusive concession area of Bávaro and Punta Cana in the east of the Dominican Republic – to deliver more than 14,000 smart meters and GE’s Grid IQ™ point-to-multipoint (P2MP) advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). The solutions will provide CEPM with crucial electrical data to improve grid efficiency and operational performance.
GE Helps Utilities Speed Damage Restoration Efforts with Mobile Enterprise Damage Assessment App
SAN DIEGO – February 3, 2015 – GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has released its Mobile Enterprise Damage Assessment App, a mobile solution for electric, gas and water utilities and telecommunications operators which enables anyone – utility crews, neighboring utility crews, police, fire departments, etc. – to capture network asset damage after storms or other events. This allows the utility to better understand the scale, location and severity of network damage, supporting more accurate estimated time to restoration and better coordinated efforts to restore services more quickly.
GE’s Leading Utility Solutions Help Minimize Safety Concerns across Distribution Networks
SAN DIEGO – February 3, 2015 – Improving the efficiency and resiliency of electrical transmission and distribution networks is important to meet increased demands. At the same time, ensuring the highest level of safety possible for installation crews, maintenance personnel and individuals that may come in close proximity to high-voltage equipment is essential. Understanding these needs, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) developed solutions that are capable of improving safety conditions across entire electrical distribution networks – without compromising performance.
Utilities Anticipate and Respond to Weather-Related Outages Faster with GE’s Interoperable, End-to-End Suite of Restoration Solutions
SAN DIEGO – February 2, 2015 – Hurricanes, ice storms, wide-scale flooding: global economic losses caused by extreme weather events have risen to nearly $200 billion per year in the last decade. Damage inflicted from extreme weather conditions, including unplanned outages, causes problems across entire distribution networks, creating havoc for utilities. When dealing with these unplanned outages, it becomes a race against time – and a battle against data – for utility companies to restore safe, reliable and efficient power to their customers and to critical facilities and infrastructures.
GE Improves Customer Experience of Smallworld™ Geospatial Software with Java™ Integration
SAN DIEGO – February 2, 2015 – GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced it has improved the customer experience of its advanced Smallworld™ geospatial solutions by adopting industry-leading Java™ technology from Oracle. By utilizing Java, GE is able to use the world’s largest software ecosystem, enabling cost of ownership reductions for its Smallworld customers though Java’s extensive available resources, existing code libraries and simplified integration to other key enterprise systems.
GE Propels Grid Resiliency by Addressing Congestion, Asset-Optimization Challenges
SAN DIEGO – January 29, 2015 – With global electricity consumption expected to rise by more than 70 percent by 2035, utilities face the task of satiating consumers’ increased energy demands. Their ability to meet these demands, however, can be impeded by obstacles that accompany an aging infrastructure such as grid congestion and the optimization of existing grid assets. The intensification of extreme weather events – which nearly tripled worldwide between 1980 and 2014 – adds to these challenges with utilities often limited in their ability to anticipate, communicate and therefore prepare for unplanned outages.
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GE Improves Grid Reliability with New UL-Certified Smart Meters
ATLANTA – December 16, 2014 – GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE), in collaboration with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), has announced that its commercial and industrial smart meters have achieved a UL voluntary safety certification, making them the first meters of this type in the industry to receive this significant mark. In April 2014, GE announced that its residential smart meters were the first in the industry to achieve the UL safety certification, and today, this certification has been expanded to include GE’s commercial and industrial smart meters.
GE’s New Current Transformers Help Utilities Maximize Revenue and Decrease Cost, Orders Up 41 Percent
ATLANTA - November 24, 2014 - GE’s Digital Energy business today announced that orders for its Encompass™ and RevenueSense™ 600-volt current transformers were up 41 percent from when the products launched in June of this year. Both products enable a utility to maximize billing revenue by ensuring more precise meter readings. Due to the range of applications that both products can cover, a utility also can reduce its inventory by up to nearly 90 percent when using these products.
Gartner Names GE a Leader in “Magic Quadrant” Report for Utilities Geographic Information Systems
ATLANTA—November 12, 2014—GE’s (NYSE: GE) Digital Energy business today announced that it has been named as one of the industry’s leading solutions provider of Utilities Geographic Information Systems software. This was announced in a recent report issued by Gartner where it analyzed the capabilities of several of GE’s competitors that offer similar Geographic Information Systems. GE was positioned the highest for ability to execute in the report.
The Modern Grid: Connecting People to Power
Breakingenergy.com--November 12, 2014--As society becomes more and more dependent on technology and Mother Nature continues to deliver dramatic weather events across all parts of the globe, utilities must develop and deploy newer and more advanced grid technologies that can proactively respond to potential impacts and recover quickly from outages. But, is grid modernization only about the technologies utilities employ or is it also about the relationship between utilities and their consumers?
GE Helps UK Utilities Meet Smart Metering Legislation Requirements
AMSTERDAM--November 4, 2014--GE's Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced that it is prepared to help U.K. utilities meet new government requirements mandating smart meters in every home. The legislation requires all U.K. utilities to install smart meters in residential and commercial locations by the end of 2020.
Investing in the Future, GE Helps Major Georgia Utility Improve Grid Reliability
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—October 28, 2014—GE (NYSE: GE) today announced a historic deal which will help Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, deliver more reliable power to its 2.4 million customers across the state. With more than 2,000 transformers across its electrical grid, Georgia Power wanted to better understand the condition of its transformer fleet to help avoid unexpected failures and gain greater insight into the overall health of its fleet.
GE Helps Ireland’s Top Telecom Provider Deliver Faster Speeds
ATLANTA—September 23, 2014— GE’s (NYSE: GE) Smallworld Network Inventory™ solution has been selected by eircom, Ireland’s national telecommunications provider to roll out its new broadband network across Ireland. eircom chose the Smallworld Network Inventory solution to manage its entire physical network in a single system, enabling them to replace multiple disparate systems, including their legacy geospatial platform.
Critical Transformer Fleet Data On-Demand with Enhanced Analytics and Interoperability
GE is excited to announce the latest release of the Perception Fleet Transformer Risk Management Software v1.16, bringing enhanced analytics and simplified data access. Perception Fleet v1.16 introduces an enhanced web browser interface to Perception Fleet for convenient browsing of Perception data from anywhere with an internet connection on a PC, smart phone or tablet. This release also provides improved analytics, a new algorithm for analyzing transformer OLTC's, and export and import functionality has been updated to support exportation and creation of full asset's details.
GE Launches Next Evolution of Innovative Multilin 8 Series Platform
MARKHAM, ONTARIO – September 10, 2014 – GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the availability of the Multilin™ 869 Motor Protection System designed for the protection, control and management of medium and large induction and synchronous motors. Built on GE's 100+ year history in industrial electrical automation, the Multilin 869 joins the Multilin 850 feeder protection system to create a common product platform that will enable industrial and distribution utilities to enhance the reliability of multiple different assets in their electrical infrastructure and reduce costs associated with unplanned outages.
GE Technology Improves Grid Resiliency to Help Prevent City-Wide Power Outages in Nairobi
PARIS – August 27, 2014 – With rising power demands and the risk of city-wide blackouts, GE's Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) has partnered with Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción (IIC) to build a 220 kV ring around the Nairobi metropolitan area (referred to as the Nairobi Ring Project) for the Kenya Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (KETRACO) to improve the reliability and efficiency of their grid. With much of Nairobi's power reaching the city through one established electricity path, the goal of the Nairobi Ring Project was to provide alternative electricity paths on the grid to improve power efficiency, reliability and security.
GE Connects Colombia, Chile and Peru Electricity Grids
PARIS – August 27, 2014 – Interconexión Eléctrica S.A. E.S.P. (ISA), one of South America’s largest utility companies has agreed to work with GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) to deliver power to some of the most isolated regions in Colombia, Chile and Peru.
GE Helps KEPCO Electrify Jeju Island
PARIS – August 26, 2014 – Today at CIGRE GE’s Digital Energy announced the supply of two +50/-25 MVAr synchronous condensers to KEPCO, the Korea Electric Power Corporation, that will modernize infrastructure and transport more power on the existing grid network of one of South Korea’s most prized islands.
GE: Optimizing Existing Grid Infrastructure Paying Off for Sweden’s SvK
PARIS – August 26, 2014 – Today at CIGRE GE’s Digital Energy announced the successful completion of a modernization project with Sweden’s state-owned utility Svenska kraftnät (SvK) that will allow SvK to transport more power on the existing power line.
An Effective Way to Integrate Solar
PARIS — August 25, 2014 — Helping to meet the growing integration of solar energy, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today launched its three-phase, PROLEC-GE Solar Pad-Mounted Transformer. With PROLEC-GE’s three-phase solar pad-mounted transformers, the energy coming from the solar inverter and generated by photovoltaic (PV) cells in solar farms will be transformed from low voltage to medium voltage.
GE Enables More Wind on New England’s Transmission Network
PARIS — August 25, 2014 — While the integration of wind energy continues to have broad public policy support, consumers are playing a larger role to ensure their electricity provider is using higher levels of renewable power to meet their clean energy expectations. To address the growing demand, GE’s Digital Energy business today announced that its Synchronous Condenser technology will be used in First Wind’s Oakfield wind farm in northern Maine to support the public’s demand for wind energy.
GE Engineers Tackle Grid Congestion on Europe’s Low Voltage Networks
PARIS — August 25, 2014 — GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has set a new industry milestone to support global utilities in their management of grid congestion on their low voltage networks. GE made the announcement on the first day of CIGRE, a global Transmission and Distribution trade show, to focus more attention on the growing challenge of grid congestion.
GE Software Solutions Makes It Easier to Manage Europe’s Grid
ATLANTA — August 21, 2014 — As Europe drives towards greater energy efficiency and increased grid complexity, GE (NYSE: GE) continues its mission to help utilities build a modern grid to meet electricity demands. Similarly, empowered consumers are driving the integration of solar, wind and electric vehicles — driving grid operators to seek new solutions to upgrade their situation’s awareness.
GE Survey Results: Millions of Americans Willing to Pay $10 More on Monthly Bill for Reliable Grid
ATLANTA — August 14, 2014 — GE's Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today released the results of its Grid Resiliency Survey, measuring the U.S. public's current perception of the power grid, its experiences and future expectations. The survey was implemented following a very active 2014 winter storm season that led to several power outages, impacting millions of Americans.
GE Delivers Industry-Leading Level of Safety with Network Transformer
ATLANTA - July 9, 2014 - Most major cities in North America today have electrical distribution networks contained under sidewalks, roadways, and inside buildings to reliably serve dense electrical loads that large, metropolitan areas require. The transformers that are used in these applications are referred to as network transformers. The nature of these installations requires the network transformers to be installed in close proximity to pedestrian and other traffic.
Comptel Integrates GE’s Inventory Software Solutions to Streamline Telecom Service Fulfilment
HELSINKI—4 June 2014—Comptel Corporation (OMX Helsinki: CTL1V) today announced that it is integrating GE’s (NYSE: GE) inventory software solutions to help communications service providers (CSPs) manage and access the large amount of data split across multiple inventory systems. By enabling service orchestration to reach beyond inventory, operators can ensure reliable, accurate and efficient service delivery, decrease costs resulting from “truck rolls” and maintain the customer experience.
GE Helps Utilities Accurately Calculate Energy Usage, Maximize Billing Revenue with RevenueSense™ Current Transformer
ATLANTA—June 12, 2014—In today’s volatile economic climate, utilities can’t afford costly errors from incorrect billing. Despite this, a traditional 600-volt current transformer—which measures energy usage by reducing electrical currents—is at risk for producing less accurate readings when currents fall outside its rated level. The result is potential lost revenue for the utility’s bottom line.
Modern Grid Needs Correct Time; GE Launches Clock to Synchronize and Automate Electricity Distribution
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—June 3, 2014—When it comes to the modern grid, timing is everything. Without accurate and reliable time synchronization, grid-connected devices such as automatic-control and system-protection equipment could be at risk for frequency errors. If an unexpected outage does occur, inaccurate time stamps also can make it difficult for grid operators to identify the sequence of events that led to the outage, potentially extending the time it takes utilities to recover from and prevent future occurrences.
New Multitap Transformer Offers Reliable, Flexible Electrical Voltage Options for Oil and Gas Artificial Lift Applications
ATLANTA—May 19, 2014—As drilling extends deeper into the earth, oil and gas drilling operators need the ability to change voltage requirements and specifications. Helping to establish a more reliable supply of electricity for these applications, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today introduced the new PROLEC-GE Multitap Transformer. This new offering responds to a growing industrial trend to deliver customized power to energy-intensive industries such as oil and gas, which have specific electricity requisites to maintain their operations.
GE and Optelian Join Forces to Deliver Reliable Optical Networking Solutions for Utilities
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - May 6, 2014 - Utilities increasingly face pressure to provide reliable communications for critical services. There is a need to maintain low latency end-to-end propagation delays, a need to restore service in the event of a disruption within 10 milliseconds, as well as a continued need to operate within the harsh electrical and environmental conditions of a power substation. Through pairing Optelian solutions with GE's JungleMUX and TN1U/Ue multiplexers, utilities facing capacity constraints on existing fiber segments or requiring communications over extended fiber cable lengths now have a cost-effective solution.
GE's Grid Explorer™ Simplifies Power System Challenges with Immersive 3-D Visualization Tools
CHICAGO - April 30, 2014 - Transforming how the transmission and distribution utility industry learns, tackles and solves power system challenges, GE's Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) unveiled its Grid Explorer™ 2.0 platform, an interactive and advanced suite of digital visualization tools, at the 2014 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition (April 14-17 in Chicago). At the event, GE turned its show floor into an innovative 3-D experience center, with 22 touchscreen kiosks showcasing solutions for the world's most challenging power system applications.
GE Modernizes ComEd’s Electrical Grid, Improves Reliability with Industry’s First UL-Certified Smart Meters
CHICAGO—April 24, 2014—GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE), in collaboration with Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) and UL, has announced that its residential smart meters have achieved UL voluntary safety certification, making them the first meters in the industry to receive this significant mark.
GE-Exclusive Technology Helps Scottish Utility Integrate Renewable Energy and Meet Complex Grid Challenges
CHICAGO—April 16, 2014—GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced it will provide series compensation capabilities to three of SP Power Systems Limited’s (Scottish Power) facilities in southern Scotland, helping the utility meet and mitigate today’s highly complex and technical grid challenges. GE’s series compensation technology is being showcased this week at the 2014 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition in Chicago.
GE’s Power Transformer Provides Public Utilities with a Customizable Distribution Solution
CHICAGO—April 15, 2014—Helping customers meet their specific power distribution needs and build a more resilient grid, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) has upgraded its medium-power transformer offering with its new, PROLEC-GE Flexible Integrated Transformer (FIT). The transformer provides customers with an optimized, end-to-end solution complete with installation and aftermarket services. The PROLEC-GE FIT is being showcased at the 2014 IEEE/PES Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exposition taking place April 14-17 in Chicago.
GE Showcases EBoP Capabilities in Providing Portable, Backup Power to Libya in Just Six Weeks
CHICAGO—April 15, 2014—Maintaining a reliable flow of power is a major part of any utility’s daily tasks. Helping to establish a more resilient and reliable grid, GE (NYSE: GE) recently announced that it has provided the government-owned utility of Libya with four mobile aeroderivative gas turbines, each of which is equipped with complete electrical balance of plant (EBoP) from the company’s Digital Energy business. The advanced solutions ensure the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) has the efficient and dependable backup power it needs in case of an unplanned outage.
GE High-Voltage Technology Helps Global Utilities Meet Growing Energy Demand
CHICAGO—April 14, 2014—With the global population growing and reliance on technology continuing to expand at a rapid pace, world electricity demand is projected to increase by more than 2 percent per year over the next 20 years. Yet, aging and inefficient infrastructure is creating gaps between energy demands and supplies, with many electrical transmission and distribution networks facing challenges to deliver efficient, reliable flow of power where it’s needed most.
GE Fortifies Brazilian Grid; 297-Kilometer Transmission Project to Deliver Reliable Power to Brazil’s Growth Regions
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL—April 10, 2014—Manufacturing growth in Brazil, coupled with fluctuating temperatures, have contributed to a surge of electricity consumption and demand. As a result, transmission line and maintenance issues are more frequent than ever before. Responding to these growing challenges, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) is providing Furnas and Triangulo Mineiro Transmissora (TMT)/Geoenergia with the latest in protection and control equipment to ensure high-efficiency performance and quality for each of the utility’s grid modernization projects.
GE and PowerStream Launch Ontario Microgrid Demonstration Project to Help Address Growing Demand for Electricity
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—April 2, 2014—GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that, with PowerStream Inc., a leading energy portfolio company, they have launched their first joint microgrid demonstration project, located at PowerStream’s headquarters in Vaughan, Ontario. The project will demonstrate how energy consumers and utilities may be able to generate and distribute their own energy using renewable energy resources to address the growing demand for safe, sustainable and reliable energy resources.
GE Industry Leadership Solidified with Multiple Series Compensation Wins
ATLANTA—February 26, 2014—Continuing to demonstrate its solid reputation, experience and product leadership in series compensation, the Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) product line from GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) was awarded several key customer orders in the second half of 2013. These wins reinforce GE’s industry leadership with advanced technology, outstanding technical performance and global project execution capabilities.
GE Bolsters Grid Efficiency with Meridium’s Software
ORLANDO, FLA.-February 11, 2014-GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced that it is collaborating with Meridium, a leading provider of asset management optimization software, to strengthen GE’s grid and asset management optimization offering. GE and Meridium will provide customers with an improved asset management optimization solution to help identify and address challenges in their networks before they become problems.
From Big Data to Big Results: GE Helps Deliver Operational Insight to Utilities
SAN ANTONIO-January 29, 2014-Helping utilities turn meter data into actionable intelligence, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) has introduced its Grid IQ™ Insight - Advanced Meter Insight. The solution aids utility operators in prioritizing, validating and making cost-effective business decisions by analyzing data from numerous systems, increasing the value of their meter data by driving new cost efficiencies. The grid analytics solution was announced today at DistribuTECH 2014, the utility industry’s leading annual transmission and distribution event. GE is displaying a variety of its grid management solutions on-site at DistribuTECH at booth #1949.
GE Makes Investment in PoGens™ (Power Generation Services, Inc.); Supports Grid Modernization Trend in Utilities
SAN ANTONIO—January 28, 2014—With utilities looking for alternate ways to modernize their grids, many have turned to cloud-based technology like GE’s (NYSE: GE) Grid IQ™ Solutions as a Service (SaaS) platform, which provides all of the benefits of a modern grid at a fraction of what it would cost a utility to completely overhaul its existing infrastructure. Today, GE’s Digital Energy business announced it has made a minority investment in Power Generation Services, Inc. (PoGens™). PoGens is a turnkey provider of managed energy services for distributed generation and distributed energy resources in North America. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
GE: Managing the Grid Just Got Easier
SAN ANTONIO—January 28, 2014—Controlling a utility’s electrical distribution network and managing the people who work on it is fundamental to operating a modern, reliable and resilient electric grid. Helping utility operators manage the increased challenges facing their distribution systems, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) has announced the availability of its PowerOn™ Advantage advanced distribution management system (ADMS). The new ADMS integrates grid management solutions such as outage management systems (OMS) and distribution management systems (DMS) into a single, yet modular, solution.
GE Delivers Secure Communication for Electric Utilities, Oil and Gas, Transportation and Mining Companies
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—January 28, 2014—With increased pressure to improve the reliability and stability of their operations, utilities and industrial companies must ensure that their communication infrastructure connects all of their equipment and field personnel to gather an accurate, real-time view of their operations and asset performance, regardless of location, terrain or environment. GE (NYSE: GE) today announced a new platform of industrial wireless routers for utilities, oil and gas companies and the transportation and mining industries to allow them to easily and cost-effectively expand their communication infrastructures using a range of technologies.
GE’s Perception™ Software Uses Advanced Data Analytics to Prevent Transformer Outages
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—January 27, 2014—Simplifying the way utility companies manage their transformer fleets, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced the latest version of its Perception™ Fleet risk management software, version 1.14—a smart, simplified and standards-based data analysis package that provides utility operators with data on the condition of every transformer in their fleet. Perception Fleet facilitates the shift from costly time-based maintenance programs to a more cost-effective condition-based maintenance program, helping companies better understand the budget requirements to maintain and build a healthy fleet, focusing on capital expenditures and in turn reducing operating expenses.
GE and Trilliant Deliver Smarter Energy Benefits to the City of Holly Springs through Smart Grid Solutions as a Service
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.—January 23, 2014—Trilliant, a global Smart Grid Communications leader, has announced that the company’s award-winning Smart Grid Communications Platform, has been chosen by GE (NYSE: GE) to be a part of its innovative Grid IQ™ Solutions as a Service (SaaS) offering provided to the City of Holly Springs, Miss. The project, which utilizes Trilliant’s SecureMesh Communication Technology and services, was announced just before the start of DistribuTECH, North America’s largest annual smart grid conference.
City of Skiatook Works with GE to Modernize Its Utility Grid
SKIATOOK, OKLA.—January 16, 2014—Expanding on the company’s commitment to the state of Oklahoma and helping the city of Skiatook modernize its grid, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) and the city of Skiatook today announced plans to implement GE’s advanced Grid IQ™ Solutions as a Service (SaaS) grid-modernization technology. The SaaS offerings provide cities and utilities with the benefits of a modern grid without requiring the large staff or up-front capital typically needed to do so.
GE Innovation Pinpoints Power Outages Quicker
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—December 16, 2013—GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced the launch of an enhanced version of its Multilin™ Intelligent Line Monitoring System, an end-to-end overhead line monitoring solution with advanced analytics that provides actionable intelligence to distribution utilities, improving the reliability and efficiency of power delivery to their customers. Using the system, utilities can reduce the duration of outages by accurately identifying fault locations allowing them to quickly dispatch repair crews. Improved dynamic line rating also helps them easily identify additional available line capacity to maximize their existing infrastructure investment.
GE Improves Industrial Energy Efficiency to Protect the Bottom Line
MARKHAM, ONONTARIO—December 4, 2013—GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the latest version of its Industrial Energy Management Solution—Power Management Control System version 7 (PMCS v7.0)—an integrated energy management system that helps industrial customers improve their energy efficiency dollars, which can go directly to their bottom line. By proactively monitoring energy assets and trends, customers can make system changes that will help to optimize energy use, reduce downtime and deliver higher productivity.
GE’s Universal Relay Provides Advanced Protection and Control for IEC Electrical Utilities
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—December 2, 2013—In an increasingly global business environment, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) offers utilities a single platform of protection and control devices capable of meeting international specifications and protocols with its new Universal Relay (UR) firmware (FW) version 7.2. GE’s UR provides utilities worldwide with the technology they need to maximize the performance of their electrical systems’ protection and control elements.
GE’s SaaS Technology Helps City of Holly Springs Modernize its Utility Grid
HOLLY SPRINGS, MISS.—November 14, 2013—Setting a national example of how communities can tackle 21st century utility challenges, the city of Holly Springs, Miss. has contracted GE to provide its subscription-based Solutions as a Service (SaaS) to modernize its utility grid. The SaaS package provides a complete, multi-utility solution for municipalities looking to modernize their utility infrastructure.
GE’s Smallworld Technology Reduces Pipeline Failures Due to Unstable Pressure Levels with New MAOP Calculator
ATLANTA—October 17, 2013—GE (NYSE: GE) today launched its Smallworld Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP) Calculator, enabling companies to calculate the MAOP for a line/loop of steel transmission pipelines for natural gas in a verifiable, traceable and complete method. GE’s new MAOP calculator is one of the first industry solutions to seamlessly integrate the calculation of MAOP with a pipeline company’s current geospatial information systems (GIS), simplifying the data reporting process.
From Meters to Tweeters: GE’s Grid IQ™ Insight Puts Big Data to Good Use
CHICAGO—October 9, 2013—Last year, GE (NYSE: GE) announced the launch of its portfolio of Industrial Internet solutions. Today at GE’s Minds + Machines 2013 conference—taking place in Chicago—GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt discussed how business and technology leaders can implement these solutions to improve efficiency and ultimately create smarter, faster and more predictive solutions to improve productivity, efficiency and reliability. Launched in January, GE’s Grid IQ™ Insight—a Predictivity™ solution for the electric utility industry—was one of the first solutions rolled out as a part of the company’s ever-increasing portfolio of Industrial Internet solutions. This advanced analytic solution helps utilities turn mounds of data into actionable information.
GE Milestone: Smart Metering Operations Suite Achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized Status
AMSTERDAM—October 16, 2013—GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced it has achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), demonstrating that its Smart Metering Operations Suite (SMOS) version 4.0.1 has been tested and tuned on Oracle Exadata Database Machine to deliver speed, scalability and reliability to customers. Oracle Exadata provides a database of massive flash memory to store crucial metering information for smart metering operations. Together with this hardware, GE’s SMOS provides a complete meter and transaction management system capable of housing and analyzing raw usage data. GE is a Gold level member of OPN.
GE Raises the Bar on Electrical System Performance and Reliability to Support Mission-Critical Electrical Infrastructures of Industrial and Distribution Utilities—Backed by a 10-Year Warranty
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—September 23, 2013—GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the availability of the first product in its new Multilin™ 8 Series platform, GE’s next-generation protection and control relay platform designed to deliver the performance and reliability required to support the mission-critical electrical infrastructures of industrial and distribution utilities. Built on GE’s more than 100-year history in industrial electrical automation, the 8 Series platform will enable industrial and distribution utilities to enhance the reliability of their electrical infrastructure and reduce costs associated with unplanned outages.
GE Launches Grid IQ™ Insight Innovative Utility Program to Tackle Big Data Challenges
SAN RAMON, CALIF.—September 4, 2013—Bringing industry-leading utilities together, GE (NYSE: GE) launched its Grid IQ™ Insight Innovative Utility Program (IUP) to focus on combining ideas and sharing expertise in big data, visualization and advanced analytics specific to distribution, transmission, customer service and consumer-related operations. The GE-led IUP brings industry experts together—most recently at GE’s Software Center of Excellence—to share best practices, use cases, relevant governance, data challenges and regulatory impacts to show how the analysis of big data can bring significant value.
GE and XD Electric Complete Deal that Forms Global Transmission and Distribution Partnership
ATLANTA—Aug. 27, 2013—GE (NYSE: GE) and XD Electric Group (SHA: 601179) today announced the official formation of a new global partnership combining GE’s world-class grid automation capabilities and global energy presence with XD Electric’s comprehensive portfolio of high-voltage power equipment. GE now owns 15 percent of XD Electric and holds one board seat. Another component of the partnership includes the formation of a joint venture (JV) with XD to offer customers in China GE’s localized grid automation equipment and services.
And the Winner is…GE's Grid IQ™ Customer Experience Center
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—August 12, 2013—GE (NYSE: GE) recently won three prestigious audiovisual (AV) awards for its advanced technology at the company's Grid IQ™ Global Innovation Center in Markham, Ontario. At the centerpiece of the center is a 60-foot-wide, seven-foot-high, 180-degree curved laser phosphor display videowall, designed by Prysm Inc., which allows customers to take an interactive, immersive look at GE's full suite of grid modernization offerings. This Customer Experience Center is another example of how GE is helping its customers do their part to modernize the grid.
GE’s Grid IQ™ Connect SaaS Awarded Best Smart Grid Solution by Municipal Utility Customers
ATLANTA-July 26, 2013-Solidifying itself as best in class in the electrical distribution industry, GE’s Digital Energy Solutions as a Service business (NYSE: GE) received the award of Best Smart Grid Solution at the Municipal Smart Grid Summit (MSGS) for its innovative Grid IQ™ Connect services offering. The summit took place last month at PGA National in West Palm Beach, Fla.
GE Builds on 20 Years of Success Helping Utilities Modernize Substations to Maintain Grid Efficiency and Reliability
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—July 16, 2013-Today announced the availability of its GE Multilin™ D20MX substation controller designed to help utilities more efficiently and reliably manage their electrical substations. By collecting, aggregating and processing data from the many intelligent devices in a substation, the D20MX consolidates that data and communicates it to a central location, effectively helping a utility get visibility to what's happening in its entire network of substations.
GE and ComEd Sign $200M Smart Meter Deal to Modernize Chicago's Grid
CHICAGO---July 9, 2013---GE (NYSE: GE) has been selected by ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) and the electric utility serving Northern Illinois, to deliver approximately 4 million smart meters from 2013 to 2021 in a deal worth more than $200 million (U.S.). The smart meters will allow ComEd's customers to better manage their energy usage and help ComEd more quickly detect and restore power outages.
GE Helps Utilities Manage Stressed Grids; Launches Technology to Improve Grid Efficiency and Reliability
MARKHAM, ON—June 26, 2013—A utility’s power grid is under stress with the pull and push of some customers using more energy, and others supplying it back into the grid with distributed and sometimes green technologies. GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the availability of its Multilin™ DGCM Field Remote Terminal Unit (RTU), a cost effective and compact distribution grid monitoring solution that tracks and automates distribution assets to make a utility’s power grid more reliable and efficient.
Seven Tips to Get the Lights Back on: How Utilities can Prepare for Hurricanes and Heat Waves
ATLANTA—June 12, 2013—Last year’s Superstorm Sandy and India’s heat waves caused widespread power outages that highlighted the gap between energy demand and energy supply and also revealed the reliability challenges utilities experience when the grid is under extreme stress. Prolonged outages caused by severe weather are a clear reminder of the important role electricity plays in sustaining life and enabling commerce in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven environment.
GE’s Network Inventory Software Improves Design and Management of Advanced Telecom Systems
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND—May 14, 2013—Expanding on its network solutions to help telecommunications providers build out their infrastructure and satisfy their customer’s growing demand for telecommunications services, GE (NYSE: GE) has announced its Smallworld™ Network Inventory 4.3 software solution. The software update enables telecom providers with an array of advanced network management solutions, including increased support for designing, building and managing fiber networks. This announcement was made at the 2013 International Software Summit hosted by GE’s Digital Energy business, which runs from May 13-16.
GE’s Universal Relay Family Upgrade Eliminates Network Failover Time
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—May 2, 2013—GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the availability of the latest firmware upgrade for its UR (Universal Relay) and URPlus platforms, designed to eliminate failover time when a network failure occurs by delivering zero latency. By introducing Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP), this firmware release gives customers the power to make two local area networks (LANs) active to ensure that if one fails, the other immediately takes over ensuring no lost data, no network failover time and no loss of mission-critical services.
GE Gives Electric Utilities, Oil & Gas and Mining Companies Secure Access to Public Wireless Networks
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—April 10, 2013—GE (NYSE: GE) announces the release of its latest Industrial Internet solution, the MDS™ Orbit MCR-4G, designed to help owners of private communication networks, such as utilities, oil and gas companies and energy-intensive industries leverage public cellular networks to securely communicate with field crews and industrial equipment and reduce the cost and time associated with maintaining their infrastructure.
GE Helps Protect Critical Power Systems from Cyber Attacks
MARKHAM, ON—March 11, 2013—GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the availability of its CyberSentry™ SEM Security Event Manager, a cybersecurity management and monitoring system specifically designed to help guard substation power system assets from issues or outages occurring as a result of malicious attacks or human error.
GE's Industrial Ethernet Switch Reduces Equipment Requirements and Costs
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—March 5, 2013—GE (NYSE: GE) announces the release of its latest MultiLink™ Ethernet switch, the ML3000, for use in industrial and energy applications. As more electronic devices become capable of communication, the need to remotely control and monitor these devices increases, and Ethernet communication offers improved reliability, faster data transfer and more security.
GE and Google Agreement Allows Utilities Anywhere to Tap Familiar, Easy-to-Use Maps Platform to Boost Productivity
ATLANTA - February 12, 2013 - A new agreement announced today between GE (NYSE: GE) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) will integrate Google Maps data into GE's Smallworld™ electrical, telecommunications and gas applications. GE, a leading provider of geospatial analytical tools and insight, and Google, a provider of map services with more than 1 billion monthly active users, will help utilities increase productivity based on the ability to visualize and analyze their data with GE's Smallworld product suite. The combined solution will enhance the existing network visualization capabilities and will allow utility customers to receive incremental efficiency and productivity of operations in the field. By enhancing the ability to visualize data on a map, utility customers will be able to quickly provide their end-use customers with important information such as outage restoration times and will help to more efficiently manage their network assets.
GE's C90Plus Maintains Power to Critical Industrial Applications during Power Outages
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—February 11, 2013—GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the availability of its Multilin™ C90Plus Automation Control System designed to help industrial customers quickly and intelligently manage power in their plants when facing power outages. By integrating the C90Plus into their existing power management system, customers can easily identify equipment and processes that are critical to their business to ensure that when the lights go out, power continues to flow to these critical resources. By ensuring the availability of critical systems and maintaining power integrity using high-speed load shedding, customers can reduce costs associated with downtime and lost production.
GE Introduces Advanced Light and Pressure Arc Flash Detection System
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—February 5, 2013—GE (NYSE: GE) announces the release of its Multilin A60 Arc Flash System, a device that uses GE's patented light and pressure wave detection technology to quickly and reliably detect and initiate a trip signal, in the event of an arc flash condition. By initiating the trip signal, the Multilin A60 helps minimize equipment damage and reduce the costs associated with unplanned downtime and lost production.
GE's Advanced Metering Infrastructure Improves Metering and Asset Monitoring Capabilities for Electrical Distributors Globally
SAN DIEGO—January 31, 2013—Expanding on its growing line of grid modernization solutions to help global utilities solve real-world challenges, GE's (NYSE: GE) Digital Energy business has introduced its Grid IQ™ advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) solution, which provides secure, scalable, high-capacity and long-range wireless coverage of a utility's complete service territory and assets—rural, urban, suburban and underground.
Southern California Edison Chooses GE-Led Collaboration for Transmission System Protection
SAN DIEGO—January 30, 2013—Southern California Edison (SCE), electric service provider for Southern, Central and Coastal California, has called on GE (NYSE: GE) to provide a centralized remedial action scheme (CRAS) solution to facilitate the operation of multiple remedial action schemes. Operating in conjunction with the previously installed XA/21 energy management system from GE, the CRAS will detect abnormal conditions on the power grid and automatically select and initiate the appropriate high-speed control action in order to preserve grid stability and protect key elements of SCE's transmission network.
GE Grid Automation—Multilin and Systems Control Sign a Letter of Intent to Offer a Packaged Substation Solution
SAN DIEGO—January 30, 2013—GE (NYSE: GE) Grid Automation and Systems Control, a GE customer, announced that they have signed a letter of intent to form a strategic relationship designed to provide utility and industrial customers in North America with a complete, modular packaged solution that can be "dropped in" to new or existing distribution electrical grid infrastructures. By purchasing this "dropped in" solution, customers no longer need to work with multiple vendors to build, engineer and integrate a new substation and control package—helping them to better control costs and make implementation easier.
GE's Packaged Solutions Provide Comprehensive Value for Power Applications
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—December 19, 2012—GE (NYSE: GE) announced the launch of its Packaged Solutions, providing a fully integrated, quickly deployable, modular set of solutions and services to improve the protection, control and automation of power system applications. Packaging solutions together provides utilities and industrial companies with the assortment of services needed to ensure a quicker, more efficient design of their protection and automation systems.
GE's Universal Relay Family Improves Security, Connectivity and Interoperability
MARKHAM, ONTARIO — Dec. 17, 2012 — GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the availability of its latest version of the Universal Relay (UR) platform designed to help customers meet the emerging requirements for improved security, connectivity and interoperability. Customers with an existing install base of UR relays can take advantage of these new enhancements through GE's upgrade program without the need to incur major capital costs.
GE's Grid IQ™ 'Solutions as a Service' is Key Internet Technology Helping Utilities to Develop Modern Grid
ATLANTA — Nov. 29, 2012 — Highlighting the utility industry's growing use of Internet-based data management tools to develop modern grid networks, GE (NYSE: GE) Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt today cited GE's Grid IQ™ "Solutions as a Service" (SaaS) offering as one of nine industrial service technologies that are creating more modern, interconnected businesses in a 21st century economy, during an event held in San Francisco.
GE Provides High Efficiency for Data Centers with TLE Series UPS
LONDON—November 15, 2012—GE (NYSE: GE) today announced its new TLE Series Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with three-level converter technology. The TLE Series UPS provides mission-critical facilities such as data centers, hospitals and financial institutions with efficient, reliable, uninterruptible power in a compact size achieving up to 96.5 percent efficiency.
GE Opens New $40 Million Grid IQ™ Global Innovation Centre in Markham, Ontario
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—OCTOBER 2, 2012—GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the opening of its newly constructed Grid IQ™ Global Innovation Centre in Markham, Ontario. The state-of-the-art, 200,000-square-foot facility is designed to foster innovation and global collaboration to improve the efficiency, reliability and security of the world's electrical grids. The $40 million project is supported by a grant of $7.9 million from the Government of Ontario.
GE's EPA ENERGY STAR Certified UPS to Help Data Centers, Hospitals and Banks Deliver Critical Power Efficiently
ATLANTA—September 27, 2012—GE's (NYSE: GE) ecomagination™-qualified SG Series Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) with eBoost™ technology today received the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR™ certification. The certification includes the SG Series 300-750 kVA modules and is the first three-phase UPS in the industry to receive this recognition. The SG Series UPS provides reliable back-up power to mission critical facilities like data centers, hospitals and financial institutions.
GE Signs MaxPower Corp. as a Channel Partner for Its Critical Power Product Sales and Distribution
ATLANTA—September 27, 2012—Strengthening its reach in the United States, GE's Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has entered into a national distributor agreement with MaxPower Corporation of Denver, Colo. Under the terms of the agreement, MaxPower will stock and resell GE's critical power products to U.S. customers. MaxPower actively sells to approximately 1,200 resellers for both Power and IT infrastructure, which in turn sell to an end-user customer base.
GE Awarded Largest Series Compensation Project in the United States
ATLANTA, GA—September, 20 2012—As the demand for efficient and reliable power continues to grow, so does the need for alternative energy sources and the necessity to transmit energy from rural power generation facilities to high-consumption metropolitan regions. Helping to meet this demand, GE (NYSE: GE) will work with Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) on the largest series compensation project in the United States. ETT, a joint venture between subsidiaries of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (MidAmerican), is a regulated transmission-only utility which builds, owns and operates transmission assets as a regulated utility in Texas.
GE's New Smallworld™ Office Suite 4.3 Delivers Big Updates to Global Utility Customers
SAN DIEGO—September 19, 2012—GE (NYSE: GE) announced the official release of Smallworld™ Office Suite 4.3, the latest version of its industry-leading, utility-specific geospatial application for managing complex network infrastructures. The updated software features innovations specifically designed to reduce cost, improve decision-making and demonstrate bottom-line benefits for global utility customers managing today's expanding and evolving infrastructure.
GE Launches PowerOn™ Precision to Deliver Real-life Benefits of Managing the Demand and Supply of Power on the Electric Grid
SAN DIEGO—September 18, 2012—A current challenge utilities face—reducing the rise in peak demand along with its high costs—just became easier. Utilities will welcome GE's (NYSE: GE) new PowerOn™ Precision demand optimization technology to help ensure a more energy-efficient, reliable grid with economic benefits to both energy providers and consumers.
GE Introduces a New Level of Intelligence for Overhead Electric Distribution Networks
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—September 6, 2012—GE Energy Management (NYSE: GE) announces the release of its Multilin™ Intelligent Line Monitoring System, an end-to-end overhead line monitoring solution with advanced analytics that provide actionable intelligence to distribution utilities for improving the reliability and efficiency of their networks. GE's innovative solution enables utilities to maximize network throughput, reduce outage duration through accurate determination of fault location and optimize maintenance activities on assets when needed.
GE's New VH Series UPS Ensures Continuous Secure Power
Atlanta—August 27, 2012—GE's (NYSE: GE) Digital Energy business today announced the launch of its new VH Series Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system, engineered to provide high reliability power protection in a small, modern design. The VH Series Single Phase UPS is a true voltage and frequency independent (VFI), double conversion technology that can provide secure power for all business-critical applications.
GE Launches a New High Accuracy Power and Energy Meter for the Building Automation Industry
MARKHAM, ONTARIO— July 17, 2012—GE (NYSE: GE) today announces the release of the Multilin™ EPM 6010, a high accuracy, revenue-class power meter that can communicate using both the BACnet/IP and Modbus TCP protocols.
GE Technology to Double Capacity of Vietnam Transmission Line
HANOI, VIETNAM—July 10, 2012—General Electric (NYSE: GE) signed today an equipment supply contract worth USD16.5 million with the Power Transmission Company No. 4 (PTC4), a subsidiary of the National Power Transmission Corporation (NPT), to double Vietnam's existing power capacity through upgrading of the country's national backbone transmission system.
GE Simplifies Substation Automation with Advanced Gateway
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—May 24, 2012—GE Energy (NYSE: GE) announces the release of its Multilin D400 Advanced Substation Gateway with Distributed I/O Controller for the consolidation and optimization of substation monitoring, control and communications.
GE and XD Electric Form Global Transmission and Distribution Partnership
ATLANTA, GA.—May 7, 2012—GE (NYSE: GE) and XD Electric Group (SHA: 601179) announced today the formation of a new partnership to deliver a full-line of electric transmission and distribution (T&D) and grid automation solutions to customers around the world. The partnership creates a new global competitor to provide customers with proven technology offerings to build and upgrade their electrical infrastructure to meet the high demand for reliable electricity.
GE's Uninterruptable Power Supply Technology Receives an "eBoost™" with ecomagination™ Qualification
ATLANTA—April 16, 2012—As energy-demanding datacenters become more prevalent and widely utilized around the globe, finding innovative ways to increase efficiency in existing power supply technologies becomes a necessity. GE Energy's (NYSE: GE) newly ecomagination™-qualified eBoost™ software provides datacenters and IT organizations a way to reduce energy consumption and cost without sacrificing reliability.
GE Unveils New High-Speed, High-Accuracy Meter
MARKHAM, ONTARIO— March 30, 2012—GE (NYSE: GE) announces the release of the Multilin™ EPM 9900, a high-speed, high-accuracy power quality metering solution for monitoring critical power applications for utilities, large industrial users and local electric companies. The EPM 9900 provides a total picture of energy usage and power quality at any metered point in the power distribution and industrial network.
GE Energy Launches Transformer Bushing Monitoring Technology to Help Utilities and Industrial Companies Keep the Power On and Costs Down
LISBURN, IRELAND—March 26, 2012— Today, GE (NYSE: GE) introduced the Intellix™ BMT 300, a bushing monitoring system for transformers that can detect and diagnose problems before they occur, helping improve power reliability at utilities, industrial metals businesses, and petrochemical companies. It is available stand-alone or as a comprehensive solution integrated with GE's Kelman TRANSFIX™ DGA analyzer and PERCEPTION software for an in-depth view of transformer health.
GE Energy Announces a Cost-Effective, Flexible, Advanced Smart Metering Solution for IEC Markets, Laying the Foundation for Global Grid Modernization
BILBAO, SPAIN—March 22, 2012—GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the availability of the SGM1100, a PRIME (Power Line Intelligent Metering Evolution) PLC compliant smart meter designed for global utilities following IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) requirements. The SGM1100 provides utilities with a cost-effective and flexible solution to meet the requirements of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), laying the foundation for increasing efficiency and better managing energy costs.
GE Energy Introduces a New End-to-End Fault Detection, Isolation & Restoration Reliability Improvement Solution
Markham, Ontario —February 27, 2012 - GE (NYSE: GE) announced the release of its End-to-End Fault Detection, Isolation & Restoration (FDIR/FLISR) system, a complete distribution automation solution that enables utilities to significantly improve the reliability of their distribution network.
GE Energy Launches Grid IQ™ Network Communications Platform, an End-to-End, IP Based Network Infrastructure Solution for Grid Applications
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—February 27, 2012—GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the availability of its Grid IQ™ Network Communications Platform, an end-to-end, industrial-grade networking communications platform that supports AMI, SCADA and other mission critical grid automation communication applications. Designed for ruggedized environments, the Network Communications Platform meets customers' expanding needs for a single network that can support multiple grid applications. The platform also supports utilities' critical needs to simplify operations, lower overall operating and capital expenses as well as providing the capability to leverage legacy networks and end devices.
GE Energy's Multilin™ B95Plus Bus Protection System Reduces the Time and Cost of Field Wiring for Large Bus Protection Applications
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—February 8, 2012 GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the availability of the Multilin™ B95Plus Bus Protection for protection of large power system buses. The B95Plus system is the first large bus protection relay to use the Multilin HardFiber Brick IEC 61850 process bus merging unit in a distributed bus protection architecture.
GE Energy Announces Two New WiFi Enabled Submeters and a New Compact Industrial Ethernet Switch
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—February 8, 2012—GE (NYSE:GE) today announced the release of three new innovative Multilin technologies that provide advanced metrology and communications for submeters and Ethernet switches. The new EPM 6100 and EPM 7100 energy submeters and the ML810 managed compact Ethernet switch are the latest Multilin technologies from GE Energy - Digital Energy's Grid Automation business.
GE Energy's New Communications Platform Provides Increased Broadband Capacity for Industrial Networks
ROCHESTER, NY- January 24, 2012 - GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the new MDS Mercury™ 5800, an industrial-grade wireless network communications platform for mission critical applications. Designed for ruggedized environments, the MDS Mercury 5800 meets customers' expanding needs for data intensive applications by providing higher throughput for increased network reliability, quality of service for data prioritization, enhanced security features, and extended range to reduce network infrastructure costs.
GE Energy's SGM3000™ IEC Smart Energy Meter Provides Utilities a Solid Foundation to Modernize the Grid
ATLANTA, GA- January 18, 2012 - GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the availability of its new SGM3000™, a family of IEC smart energy meters designed specifically for utilities facing growing energy demands. GE's new IEC smart meter will lay the foundation to help Australia and the Middle East overcome 21st century energy challenges, building a more efficient, sustainable and reliable electric grid.
City of Leesburg Launches Grid Modernization Project to Better Manage Electricity Loads and Empower Consumers
LEESBURG, FL.- December 19, 2011 - The city of Leesburg is modernizing the city's electric grid with a new set of advanced technologies designed to power 21st-century economic growth, increase energy efficiency, improve power reliability and empower its consumers. GE's new Grid IQ™: Solutions as a Service offering, an integrated grid modernization solution specifically designed for small to mid-sized utilities, that will enable the City to expand its current capabilities to deliver an array of energy services to better meet residents' energy needs.
City of Norcross Working with Electric Cities of Georgia and GE to Deploy the First Grid Modernization Offering Designed for Community-Owned Utilities
NORCROSS, GA.—November 9, 2011—The city of Norcross, Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG) and GE Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced they are working together to deploy advanced technologies to modernize the city's electric grid to power 21st-century economic growth. As a part of GE's Grid IQ™: Solutions as a Service offering, these technologies will enable the city to expand its current capabilities to deliver an array of energy services to more efficiently meet residents' growing energy needs.
GE Energy Announces a New Revenue Class Power Quality Meter for Monitoring Industrial and Distribution Feeders
MARKHAM, Ontario — November 7 2011 — GE Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced the release of its new revenue class power quality meter, the Multilin EPM 7000. With high accuracy disturbance recording capabilities and large memory capacity, the EPM 7000 is ideal for monitoring industrial power and motor control centers, as well as power distribution networks in critical infrastructures such as data centers.
GE Backing ComEd's Efforts to Modernize Power Grid
CHICAGO, ILL.—October 24, 2011—GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it is supporting ComEd's plans to modernize the electric grid and build the infrastructure to power 21st-century economic growth. As a world leader in grid-modernization technology, GE believes ComEd's efforts are vital to delivering efficient, reliable power to meet the area's growing energy needs.
GE Energy Launches New Smallworld™ Water Office Software Solution for Water Supply & Drainage Networks
ATLANTA, GA. — Aug 25, 2011 — GE Energy today announced the release of GE's Smallworld*Water Office software solution, a suite of data models, applications, and integration products designed to help water supply & drainage utilities meet their current and future spatial asset management needs. Smallworld Water Office's network model provides structure to meet customer demand for a full water supply production, transmission and distribution company.
GE Energy Announces Distribution Automation Controllers to Maximize Grid Efficiency and Reliability
MARKHAM, ON — July 28, 2011 — GE Energy today announced the release of its new platform of Multilin Distribution Automation (DA) Controllers; Voltage Regulator Controller, Capacitor Bank Controller and Field RTU, key building blocks of GE's (NYSE: GE) advanced distribution automation solutions.
GE Executive Proposes New Solution for Municipal Utilities To Meet Our 21st Century Needs
Atlanta, GA — July 26, 2011 — GE's Mike Carlson introduced a plan for a new smart grid solution in an address at the Municipal Smart Grid Summit in Florida today. Increased productivity, reduced operational expenses and minimal integration risks were touted as key benefits of a solution tailored specifically for small to mid-market utilities. Carlson outlined the dramatic changes facing municipal utilities, the resulting challenges that must be overcome to thrive in the 21st century and GE's planning of a "wing-to-wing" solution for meeting those challenges.
GE Expands Smart Grid Portfolio, Extends its Reach in Ireland
Cambridge, United Kingdom.—July 21, 2011 — GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that it has finalized the acquisition of Ireland-based FMC-Tech, a leading provider of smart grid technology equipment providing real-time power line monitoring capabilities. The acquisition, first announced in May, marks another milestone in both GE's dedication to smart grid excellence and its commitment to smart grid development in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
GE Energy Promotes Smart Grid Development in Northern Ireland
IRELAND—June 23, 2011—GE Energy is using its expertise and passion for grid modernization to promote the development of a smart grid pilot network in Northern Ireland. The pilot would allow for a greater number of renewable energy sources such as wind, wave and solar energy to be connected to the existing electrical network—reducing carbon emissions and ensuring energy security and reliability.
GE Smart Meters Help City of São Paulo Demonstrate Benefits of a Smarter Grid
SÃO PAULO—June 14, 2011—GE, Trilliant and AES Eletropaulo are collaborating in a smart grid research and development project—bringing the benefits of smart meters to the city of Sao Paulo and setting the stage for a more reliable and efficient energy infrastructure in Brazil. The first-of-its-kind project for the utility connects GE smart meters' advanced technology through Trilliant's wireless communication network to AES Eletropaulo's meter data management center—improving system monitoring, identifying problems before they occur and reducing the duration of interruptions in energy supply.
GE Energy Launches MDS WiYZ™, an Intelligent Data Acquisition and Networking Solution for Sensors and I/O
Rochester, N.Y.—June 13, 2011—GE Energy announced today the release of MDS WiYZ, an industrial, field hardened, wireless data acquisition product for remote sensors, transducers and I/O. With WiYZ battery powered remotes, MDS WiYZ allows users to reliably automate data collection from remote locations even when they lack power. MDS WiYZ implements the ISA100.11a standard combined with serial and IP/Ethernet communication featuring cellular, WiFi and MDS backhaul options. All WiYZ devices are NEMA 4X, IP65 rated for field installation without any additional enclosure, accessory or integration costs making them exceptionally cost-effective for remote monitoring requirements.
GE Energy Announces Advanced Stator and Rotor Ground Fault Protection for Generator Applications
Markham, On.—June 2, 2011—GE Energy today announced the new Multilin Stator Ground Protection module and the Field Ground Protection module that provide a complete generator monitoring, protection and control solution when used in conjunction with the industry leading Multilin G60 generator protection relay. The advanced stator and field ground protection modules provide easy system configuration, minimizes life-cycle costs and increases system uptime.
GE to Accelerate Commercialization of Power Grid Technology by Acquiring FMC-Tech, an ecomagination Challenge Investment
ATLANTA, GA.—May 24, 2011—GE announced today that it intends to acquire Ireland-based FMC-Tech, a leading provider of real-time power line monitoring to accelerate the commercialization of power grid technology. FMC-Tech is one of the dozen investments resulting from GE's 2010 ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid.
GE Launches Smallworld™ Physical Resource Assignment Solution
CAMBRIDGE, UK—April 28, 2011—GE announces the Smallworld Physical Resource Assignment solution—GE's next step to strengthening the value of Smallworld solutions for customers operating in the new telecommunications industry landscape. An integral part of GE's Smallworld Network Inventory portfolio, the Smallworld Physical Resource Assignment solution takes a customer service request and assigns the required physical resources needed to support that request.
GE Launches Cost-Effective Warning Solution for Transformers
ATLANTA, GA—March 29, 2011—GE announced today the Intellix™ GLA 100, a cost-effective transformer warning solution using Dissolved Gas-in-oil Analysis (DGA), specifically tailored for monitoring less critical transformers. With the Intellix GLA 100, utilities, operators and industrial users can now cost-effectively extend their transformer monitoring strategy to include a broader range of transformer assets—further decreasing the chance of unplanned outages and improving network reliability.
GE Announces New $40M Grid IQ™ Innovation Center in Markham, Ontario
MARKHAM, ONTARIO—March 9, 2011—Today GE and the Government of Ontario announced a new $40 million Grid IQ™Innovation Center, the first center of its kind for GE in Canada, to be located in Markham, Ontario. Grid IQ is GE's company wide commitment to solving customers' toughest challenges with more efficient, reliable and sustainable energy solutions. The 200,000 square foot center will develop and manufacture grid modernization technologies and will encompass a global testing and simulation laboratory. The building is expected to open in July 2012.
GE Provides Tool for Quantifying the Business Value of Geospatial Network Management Solutions
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM—January 25, 2011—GE announced today it has published the "ROI Handbook for geospatial network infrastructure management solutions: A structured approach to quantifying and delivering business value." The ROI handbook is designed to help network operators make fact-based decisions about investments in network infrastructure management solutions, gain buy-in by making the right level and pace of investment and support their business objectives based on a quantifiable return-on-investment (ROI).
GE Energy Launches New Smallworld Software Solution for Collaboration with Oracle® Database
ATLANTA, GA.—February 2, 2011—GE today announced the release of the Smallworld* Enterprise Gateway solution. This new software product enables users of GE's geospatial solutions to directly use Smallworld data for applications operating on Oracle® Spatial technology.
GE, Fuji Electric Joint Venture to Provide Smart Grid Technology in Japan
ATLANTA, GA.—February 1, 2011 — GE and Fuji Electric Holdings Co., Ltd. today announced a joint venture to design, build, market and service a new generation of electric meters, supporting Japan's advancement to a smart grid infrastructure. The newly formed joint venture, GE Fuji Meter Co. Ltd, builds upon GE's proven smart meter technology and Fuji Electric's leading Japan-based manufacturing and sales network to provide quality, cost-effective meters to the country. Smart meters provide utilities and consumers with information to help them better monitor, understand and control energy usage.
GE Outlines Opportunity for Transformation of U.S. Energy Future
ATLANTA, GA.—November 8, 2010—The evolution of a smarter power grid in the United States and the resulting impact it could have on the economy and environment were highlighted in a keynote address by GE's Bob Gilligan at the Advanced Energy 2010 Conference today. Gilligan explained how even conservative adoptions of technology solutions could enable Americans to sustain and improve their energy-dependent lifestyles.
Technology to Increase Utility Efficiency and Empower Consumers
ATLANTA, GA.—October 29, 2010—GE has launched its Grid IQ™ Demand Optimization System, a new solution relying on GE's advanced demand response management system software to deliver comprehensive demand-side management support. This holistic solution helps utilities and consumers increase efficiency, lower their carbon-footprint and even reduce operations and energy costs. Grid IQ is GE's company wide commitment to modernizing the world's electrical infrastructure.
GE Grid Expert: Smart Grid Technologies Assist in Storms
ATLANTA, GA.—October 28, 2010—Luke Clemente, general manager, metering and sensing systems—digital energy for GE Energy Services, issued this statement today on how smart grid technologies assist in storm situations. "Managing the inconvenience and danger of power outages caused by storms like the ones we're experiencing this week is a great challenge for the utility industry," said Luke. "As Mother Nature turns out the lights across the country, we are reminded of the broader impact that a smarter grid can have on consumer."
Clean Energy Powers Bella Coola, B.C.
ATLANTA, GA.—Sept. 9, 2010—The Hydrogen Assisted Renewable Power (HARP) project in Bella Coola, British Columbia is now officially installed and operational. This state-of-the-art energy storage project securely powers the remote community of Bella Coola with less environmental impact. The HARP system is expected to reduce Bella Coola's annual diesel consumption by 200,000 litres – lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 600 tons annually.
Bob Gilligan's Article is headline story on GreenBiz
Sept. 8, 2010—Many utilities unveiled their smart grid plans, and even broke ground over the past year, and we've started to see headlines move beyond smart meters to encompass more game-changing smart grid efforts such as renewables integration, grid automation, system optimization and electric vehicle preparation. In addition, we've become smarter about how to increase energy efficiencies and utilize cleaner energy sources more effectively thanks to new R&D efforts and market trials.
Acquisition Enhances GE Global Smart Grid Software Solutions
ATLANTA, GA.—August 2, 2010—GE made a major step forward with its worldwide commitment to improve the ways we make, move and consume electricity with the acquisition of SNC-Lavalin's Energy Control Systems (ECS) business and its network management and control software. ECS software is already improving the reliability, efficiency and carbon profile for 300 million people on six continents.
GE Plugging PA into the Power of a Smarter Grid
ATLANTA, GA.—July 21, 2010—60,000 consumers in south-central Pennsylvania won't notice any immediate changes—because nobody notices when the lights stay on—but their electric service is about to become more efficient, reliable and consumer-friendly as PPL Electric Utilities launches a smart grid project that includes GE's world-class distribution management system. GE's network management software gives PPL Electric Utilities new ways to "see" and control the status, performance and interaction of equipment throughout its grid.
GE Introduces Smart Grid-Compatible Electric Vehicle Charger
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, - July 13, 2010 – GE today introduced the GE WattStation, an easy-to-use electric vehicle (EV) charger. Designed to help accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, GE WattStation significantly decreases time needed for vehicle charging and, using smart grid technology, allows utility companies to manage the impact of electric vehicles on the local and regional grids.
Ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, - July 13,2010 - CEO Jeff Immelt announced GE's Ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid, a $200 million open innovation challenge to find and fund the best ideas for bringing our power grid into the 21st century. Co-funded by four venture capital firms, the challenge aims to leverage GE's scale, technical expertise and client relationships to bring new ideas to market quickly. WIRED magazine's Chris Anderson also weighed in on the importance of this challenge calling it "the biggest of its kind".
National Survey: Americans Willing to Embrace New Energy Behaviors to Affect Change
ATLANTA, GA. - June 22, 2010 - In a national survey commissioned by GE, 79 percent of Americans said they would adjust their energy consumption habits and behaviors in the short term to effect change long term, quite possibly because most of them (72 percent) believe that how they generate and use energy today could actually harm the economic growth of the country. Sixty-three percent noted they would work with their power company to influence change in consumption habits.
GE Smart Grid Technologies Could Transform Ireland's Energy Landscape
Dublin, Ireland - May 10, 2010 - Today's smart grid technologies can help Ireland's ambitious plans to increase renewable energy. This is the message Bob Gilligan, vice president - digital energy for GE Energy Services, will deliver today to delegates at the Inter-Government conference, "Marine Energy and Smart Grid Technology."
GE Center of Excellence will Make Atlanta Worldwide Hub for Smart Grid Breakthroughs
Atlanta, GA - April 22, 2010 -The leading worldwide resource for clean, reliable, efficient energy delivery will be headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with the opening of GE's Digital Energy business' new Smart Grid Technology Center of Excellence (COE), the company announced today. The Smart Grid Technology Center of Excellence (COE) is another demonstration of GE's commitment to discovering and deploying clean, sustainable and economically viable energy solutions to satisfy ever-increasing worldwide energy demand.
GE Smart Grid Solution Expands Portfolio of ecomagination™ Products
Atlanta, GA - April 22, 2010 - The GE Field Force Automation (FFA) toolset that utilities rely on for optimizing field worker activities has earned GE's ecomagination™ status for the significant environmental benefits the solution delivers, GE announced today.
Grand Opening of Yangzhou Smart Grid Demonstration Center to Help China Meet Aggressive Energy Objectives
Yangzhou, China - April 19, 2010 - GE is working with the city of Yangzhou, China, to become a worldwide destination for energy efficiency, reliability and sustainability by supporting the grand opening of Yangzhou's state-of-the-art Smart Grid Demonstration Center. With worldwide adoption of smart grid technologies growing as a way to ensure adequate clean, affordable energy, solutions showcased at the center will serve as a model of smart grid success for utilities across China.
GE Smart Grid Technology, Enabling Customers in Germany to Track Energy and Water Consumption
Erding, Germany - March 29, 2010 - The 33,000 citizens of Erding, Germany will benefit from the environmental advantages of GE smart grid technologies in a major step toward managing energy and water consumption. Stadtwerke Erding, the city's public works department, is implementing a ground-breaking pilot installation that will consolidate and report data to homeowners on energy and utility usage, including electricity, gas, water and heating.
National Survey: Americans Feel a Smart Grid Will Help Reduce Power Outages, Energy Usage
Atlanta, GA - March 23, 2010 - Even though many U.S. consumers are in the dark when it comes to knowledge about smart grid innovations, those who are enlightened about the technology's capabilities are ready to upgrade — especially when their lights are out.
GE and Juice Technologies Co-developing Electric Vehicle Charging Devices
Columbus, OH - February 17, 2010 - GE and Juice Technologies announced a joint development agreement to create intelligent plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging devices for U.S. and global markets. The chargers integrate GE’s smart meters with Juice Technology's Plug Smart™ engine to help consumers charge their cars during low-demand, lower cost time periods.
GE Smart Grid Technologies Build Sustainable 21st Century Cities
London, UK - February 8, 2010 - Technology available today can be employed to create viable, sustainable, smart cities. That will be the message that Bob Gilligan, vice president — transmission and distribution for GE Energy Services, will deliver to delegates at the Chatham House conference, "The Future of Cities."
GE Energy’s John D. McDonald to Chair Smart Grid Standards Organization
Atlanta, GA.- January 22, 2010 - John D. McDonald, general manager of marketing for GE's transmission and distribution business has been selected to head the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology's Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Governing Board (SGIPGB). The unanimous choice of governing board members, McDonald will leverage his decades of grid automation experience to help organize the group's agenda and activities. He also will serve as the board's chief spokesperson.
GE Bringing State-of-the-Art Smart Grid Efficiency, Reliability and Productivity Technologies to China
Yangzhou, China - January 8, 2010 - The City of Yangzhou and GE will be working together to help bring the benefits of smart grid technologies to China. GE is building an extensive smart grid demonstration center in the Yangzhou New Economy and Development Zone that will verify how GE technologies deployed throughout the world can help China improve the reliability, efficiency and carbon footprint of its energy delivery. Yangzhou is located on the Yangtze River in China's Jiangsu province.
GE Smart Home-Energy Panel Tells Consumers What's Happening with Their Power Profile
Atlanta, GA - January 8, 2010 - GE is introducing an in-home, multi-function energy information panel that will give consumers insight and control to help them manage energy usage and understand costs. The sleek, touch-screen panel will wirelessly connect to a household's smart meter, appliances and thermostats, via ZigBee® or Wi-Fi®, to gather information, manage usage and deliver the real-time knowledge that empowers smarter energy choices.
GE Digital Energy Donates Power System Innovation Lab to the University of Western Ontario
London, ON - November 5, 2009 - The Innovation Lab will give students and faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) hands-on experience with the latest power system protection and communications technology used to improve the resiliency and responsiveness of the electrical grid.