GE Energy Announces Distribution Automation Controllers to Maximize Grid Efficiency and Reliability

MARKHAM, ONTARIO—August 12, 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...

GE Energy Announces Distribution Automation Controllers to Maximize Grid Efficiency and Reliability

MARKHAM, ONTARIO—August 12, 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.

“We understand the challenges utilities face trying to address growing demand for power and an aging distribution infrastructure,” said Juan Macias, general manager of GE’s Smart Substation business. “We continue to develop and invest in advanced technologies that enable our utility customers to realize real gains in operational efficiency and reliability. With the launch of our new platform of Distribution Automation Controllers and our recent acquisition of FMC-Tech Inc., we are able to provide distribution utilities with the key building blocks required to effectively manage critical distribution assets, ensuring improved grid efficiency and reliability."

When deployed as part of a voltage and VAR control solution that includes voltage regulators and capacitor banks, GE’s DA Controllers provide utilities with the advanced technologies to optimize grid efficiency through peak load shaving and reduced power losses. They also provide asset visualization through advanced power quality measurements.

GE’s DA Controllers provide fast and accurate detection of power system outages reducing typical outage time from hours to minutes. This capability helps drive increased power system reliability, customer satisfaction and provides significant improvement to a utility’s performance indices.

GE’s DA Controllers are part of our broad-based portfolio of reliable and flexible technologies designed to make the electrical infrastructure more efficient all along the energy value chain. Whether it is supply-side efficiency technologies that focus on generating and distributing electricity, such as the Multilin line, or demand-side technologies that help consumers change their energy habits, GE Energy is focused on providing integrated solutions to meet our 21st century energy needs.

For more information about GE’s Multilin DA Controllers please visit: http://www.gedigitalenergy.com.

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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—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.

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