GE Wind Service IT Platform Selected for InfoWorld’s Annual Green 15 Award
SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—May 4, 2011—InfoWorld magazine has selected GE’s (NYSE: GE) Renewable Energy Connect (REconnect) customer portal for one of the magazine’s annual Green 15 information technology (IT) awards. The website underscores GE’s continued investment in improving the digital tools that are helping its customers to make intelligent strategic decisions, support peak performance and increase profitability of their assets.
”With this year’s batch of Green 15 winners, organizations of all sizes across an array of industries— from education to government to medical to energy—continue to demonstrate that sustainable IT practices are smart business IT practices,” said Ted Samson, senior analyst for InfoWorld. “Green IT projects not only yield significant environmental benefits that improve an organization’s environmental standing but they also can result in major cost savings, efficiency boosts and other rewards.”
Introduced in 2009, GE’s REconnect portal provides customers with timely information about wind turbine equipment, operations and options to improve wind farm profitability. The portal is being recognized as one of InfoWorld’s Green 15 award winners because it enables wind turbine owners and operators to maximize clean energy production by making more strategic decisions about their fleet. REconnect provides innovative tools that allow users to easily explore product and service offerings, order parts, submit claims and monitor fleet performance.
“REconnect’s robust and innovative functionality helps owners and operators plan and manage their wind energy assets in a highly efficient manner, which helps to maximize their production and delivery of cleaner energy around the world,” said Diarmaid Mulholland, general manager for GE’s wind services business.
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GE also serves the energy sector by providing technology and service solutions that are based on a commitment to quality and innovation. The company continues to invest in new technology solutions and grow through strategic acquisitions to strengthen its local presence and better serve customers around the world. The businesses that comprise GE Energy www.ge.com/energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas—work together with more than 90,000 global employees and 2010 revenues of $38 billion, to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; as well as other alternative fuels and new grid modernization technologies to meet 21st century energy needs.