MMARKHAM, 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.
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.
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's portfolio of Perception™ transformer monitoring and diagnostic software has been designed to help maintenance engineers and asset managers monitor and diagnose transformer data collected by GE's Monitoring & Diagnostics range of on-line monitoring units. By providing access to this valuable data along with powerful diagnostic tools, Perception enables decisions to be made quickly and reliably, helping to extend the life of transformers, reduce unplanned outage, and avoid catastrophic failure.
EnerVista Integrator enables seamless integration with GE Multilin™ devices for new or existing automation systems through tested, pre-configured memory maps. EnerVista Integrator reduces the setup and commissioning efforts required to obtain device, event and waveform data by over 90%. This allows for easy integration into an HMI, SCADA or DCS system.
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.
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.
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.
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 Launches Industrial Internet Solution to Help Utilities Predict and Prevent Electrical Grid Outages
SAN DIEGO—January 29, 2013— Grid IQ Insight, a new power management system from GE Digital Energy's Industrial Internet portfolio, gathers data from a broad mix of sources including Facebook, Twitter, the weather service, and "intelligent" power equipment to predict, prevent and speed up power outage repairs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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 teams up with utility AEP to bring smart grid technologies to the market. Now customers can make smarter decisions about how they use their power. Better communications between the meter and the grid helps AEP improve the quality and reliability of their services for residential and business customers.
Oklahoma Gas & Electric is deploying 6,600 GE Smart Meters to bring real time energy usage data into homes, enabling power consumers to reduce usage during peak hours and save money.
Energy Smart Florida, an energy efficiency initiative, is spurring a $200 million investment in smart grid technology and renewable energy over the next two years. This joint effort among GE, Florida Power & Light, Cisco Systems and Silver Spring Networks, has the potential to be the most extensive, holistic smart grid city implementation in the US.
GE enables CenterPoint Energy's Advanced Metering System by providing a wireless communications network that supports the transmission of electric utility meter data to CenterPoint's existing private network.
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.